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The Adventures of Philip Marlowe: All Episodes

From June 2, 1947 through September 15, 1951:

Special Note: The plot style of the Philip Marlowe series introduces what we're calling a First Line Narrative. This slightly cryptic message is used as a hook to pique the interest of the audience. In the following comprehensive descriptions of each episode, there is a reference to the First Line Plot. This First Line Plot is tagged so as to separate it from the hook statement, the First Line Narrative. Some episodes have both listed in the description.

Beginning of the NBC Series

A newspaper article from the New York Times dated April 27, 1947 indicates Milton Geiger will write all the NBC scripts. The BBC reports that Chandler never wrote any of the episodes, but retained final approval on the scripts until he died in 1959.

Van Heflin assumes the lead role.

The following episodes were listed as broadcast 10:00 p.m. on Tuesdays on NBC.

Date Aired: 47/06/12
Episode Number: NAud
Available: YES (probably edited version of episode 1)
Title: Who Shot Waldo
Description: The plot concerned forty one matched pearls with a diamond propeller clasp... a good reason for murder!
Cast: Van Helfin ('Philip Marlowe'), Milton Geiger (writer), Lurene Tuttle ('Lola Barsaly'), Wendell Niles (announcer).
Notes:
  1. NBC Series of The Adventures of Philip Marlowe
  2. Audition Program
  3. This was the lead into a 13 episode series on NBC to fill the summer vacation slot for Bob Hope. Van Heflin starred as Marlowe in this summer replacement series.
  4. Based a Philip Marlowe short story by Raymond Chandler titled "Red Wind", published in Dime Detective Magazine, Janurary 1938.
  5. The same story was re-done a year and two weeks later with a different cast CBS Episode 'Red Wind'.
  6. The show is introduced as "The Pepsodent Show".
  7. This is the same script as the premier shows, NBC Episode 01 'Red Wind' and CBS Episode 001 'Red Wind', broadcast September 26, 1950.
  8. There are discrete audio clues to differentiate the audition show from the premiere release. These clues are detailed here.
  9. There was no scheduled broadcast of the audition this date.
  10. It is likely this episode is a misdated copy of show #1 with small cuts. Other than the cuts in the beginning, there are no differences with episode 1.
First Line Narrative: N/A
Show Opening: "Lever Brothers Company presents The Pepsodent Program -- The Adventures of Philip Marlowe Starring Van Heflin." [Music] "Pepsodent presents Philip Marlowe, Hollywood's famous private detective created by Raymond Chandler. Philip Marlowe -- tough, cynical private eye of Murder, My Sweet, the sardonic case-hardened detective of The Brasher Doubloon, Lady in the Lake, and The Big Sleep. You've seen him in action in all of those top-flight mystery pictures. Now, in order that you may continue to enjoy this exciting mystery series, Pepsodent brings you The Adventures of Philip Marlowe on the air with a cast of noted radio players. And starring MGM's brilliant and dynamic young actor, Van Heflin." [Music]
First Line Plot: [Wind and Music] "There was a rough desert wind blowing into Los Angeles that evening. It was one of those hot, dry Santa Anas that comes down through the mountain passes and curl your hair, make your nerves jump, and your skin itch."

Date Aired: 47/06/17
Episode Number: N01
Available: YES
Title: Red Wind
Description: Marlowe witnesses a chance killing involving a shady lady whose string of pearls. He tries to protect the damsel in distress and recover her forty one matched pearls.
Cast: Van Heflin ('Philip Marlowe'), Lyn Murray (composer, conductor), Wendell Niles (announcer), William Conrad, James Fonda (producer, director), William Johnstone, Harry Bartell, Lurene Tuttle, Milton Geiger (writer).
Notes:
  1. NBC Series of The Adventures of Philip Marlowe
  2. Based a Philip Marlowe short story by Raymond Chandler titled "Red Wind", published in Dime Detective Magazine, Janurary 1938.
  3. This is the same script as the Audition show, NBC Audition 'Red Wind' and CBS Episode 001 'Red Wind', broadcast September 26, 1950.
  4. There are discrete audio clues to differentiate the audition show from the premiere release. These clues are detailed here.
  5. This broadcast is listed as the Premier broadcast on WNBC at 10:00 p.m. Eastern.
  6. There was no Post Show plot promo for the following week.
First Line Narrative: N/A
Show Opening: "For the safety of your smile, use Pepsodent twice a day... See your dentist twice a year." [Music] "Lever Brothers Company presents The Pepsodent Program -- The Adventures of Philip Marlowe Starring Van Heflin." [Music] "Pepsodent presents Philip Marlowe, Hollywood's famous private detective created by Raymond Chandler. Philip Marlowe -- tough, cynical private eye of Murder, My Sweet, the sardonic case-hardened detective of The Brasher Doubloon, Lady in the Lake, and The Big Sleep. You've seen him in action in all of those top-flight mystery pictures. Now, in order that you may continue to enjoy this exciting mystery series, Pepsodent brings you The Adventures of Philip Marlowe on the air with a cast of noted radio players. And starring MGM's brilliant and dynamic young actor, Van Heflin." [Music] [Pepsodent Commercial]
First Line Plot: [Wind and Music] "There was a rough desert wind blowing into Los Angeles that evening. It was one of those hot, dry Santa Anas that comes down through the mountain passes and curl your hair, make your nerves jump, and your skin itch."

Date Aired: 47/06/24
Episode Number: N02
Available: NO
Title: Pitt 13
Description:
Cast:
Notes:
  1. NBC Series of The Adventures of Philip Marlowe
  2. There is a title conflict on this episode. Popular logs indicate "Pitt 13" as the title. The Chicago Tribune is the only newspaper to report the broadcast title as "Trouble is My Business" for this date.

Date Aired: 47/07/01
Episode Number: N03
Available: YES
Title: Daring Young Dame on the Flying Trapeze
Description: Philip Marlowe faces a band of gangsters under the big top.
Opening Line: There comes a certain time of the year when I don't want to see midget auto races. I want to see midgets.
Notes: NBC Series of The Adventures of Philip Marlowe

Date Aired: 47/07/08
Episode Number: N04
Available: YES
Title: King in Yellow
Description: King Leopardi; murder; Hollywood night club; Big Bear country; famous jazz musician with a passion for yellow clothes and his trumpet are wandering the hall in his yellow pajamas.
Cast: Van Heflin ('Philip Marlowe'), Raymond Chandler (creator, writer), Milton Geiger (adaptor), Gerald Mohr, Wendell Niles (announcer), Lyn Murray (composer, conductor).
Notes:
  1. NBC Series of The Adventures of Philip Marlowe
  2. Based a non-Philip Marlowe short story by Raymond Chandler titled "The King in Yellow", published in Dime Detective Magazine, March 1938.
  3. King Leopardi is played by Gerald Mohr who would later take over the lead role in this series on CBS.
  4. Post show promo: "Philip Marlowe crouched in the darkness of Beverley Glenn and waited for those footsteps to come closer and then all at once the Sandman hit him without bothering to remove the sand from the sandbag. And when Marlowe woke up in the morning, his wallet and gun were gone and he was wanted for murder."
First Line Narrative: N/A
Show Opening: "For the safety of your smile, use Pepsodent twice a day... See your dentist twice a year." [Music] "Lever Brothers Company presents The Pepsodent Program -- The Adventures of Philip Marlowe Starring Van Heflin." [Music] "Philip Marlowe, the famous private detective of Murder, My Sweet and Lady in the Lake, created by Raymond Chandler, brought to you on the air by Pepsodent, and starring MGM's dynamic young actor, Van Heflin." [Music] [Pepsodent Commercial] "Now, Van Heflin, in The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music]
First Line Plot: "Hollywood after midnight is like any other city after midnight -- night moves in and the city becomes hushed and stealthy. The night clubs close up one by one, but now and then, the police whistle and the prowl car siren serenade the sleeper."

Date Aired: 47/07/15
Episode Number: N05
Available: NO
Title: The Sandman
Description: Marlowe becomes involved in an act on a radio show which results in murder.
Cast:
Notes: NBC Series of The Adventures of Philip Marlowe

Date Aired: 47/07/22
Episode Number: N06
Available: NO
Title: Gold Fish
Description:
Cast:
Notes:
  1. NBC Series of The Adventures of Philip Marlowe
  2. The newspaper 'The Fresno Bee' reports that Van Heflin is wearing sideburns tonight because he is also filming the movie Tap Roots, set in the Civil War era.

Date Aired: 47/07/29
Episode Number: N07
Available: NO
Title:
Description:
Cast:
Notes:
  1. NBC Series of The Adventures of Philip Marlowe
  2. From the Fresno Bee and Portsmouth Times newspapers, Tuesday, July 29th:
    Writers for "The Adventures of Philip Marlowe", heard tonight at 6:00, have announced that a high frequency dog whistle will be used in tonight's broadcast, when Van Heflin stars in the mystery story of a dog trained for war, who returns to his home, an incurable killer. The whistle blast is said to be of such high frequency that human ears cannot detect it, but listeners are urged to try it on their dogs at home and see whether Fido, seated comfortably at the family radio, gives any sign of detection. The high frequency dog whistle is expected to effect one of the highest canine "Hoopers" in radio history, say the writers.
  3. From the Portland Press Herald newspaper, August 1, 1947:
    ... another program. This one had to do with a crumb who switched dogs on a little boy, one, the ringer, a vicious war dog trained to kill, and the second, the real dog, trained to protect.

    My man Marlowe figured out who murdered the blind girl’s husband almost as soon as he arrived at the scene of the crime. We had a few sirens and then the mean guy who switched dogs caught on that Marlowe had figured the crime. He put the war dog onto him.

    I had hoped Marlowe would climb up and kick the teeth out of the dog, but he made some kind of a deal with the guy, who called off the dog. Then Marlowe went over to the house where the blind girl was, and the thing started all over again...

    The big climax came when Marlowe blew a dog whistle, one of those audible only to dogs, making a chump out of the bad guy. He turned his ringer loose, and the girl’s real dog responded to the whistle, broke his chains where the bad guy had him tied up, and killed the ringer dog just as he was about to kill the blind girl. You never beard anything like it.

Date Aired: 47/08/05
Episode Number: N08
Available: YES
Title: Trouble Is My Business
Description: Marlowe takes on a new case when crooked politicians become involved in murder. Marlow confronts the client with "Philo Vance has an office here on the forth floor if you want..." John Arbogast has been murdered, and a $50,000 blackmail attempt leads to more mayhem.
Cast: Van Heflin ('Philip Marlowe'), Lyn Murray (composer, conductor), Wendell Niles (announcer), Raymond Chandler (creator, writer), Milton Geiger (adaptor).
Notes:
  1. NBC Series of The Adventures of Philip Marlowe
  2. Based a Philip Marlowe short story by Raymond Chandler titled "Trouble is My Business", published in Dime Detective Magazine, August 1939.
  3. Van Heflin appears though arrangements with Metro Golden Mayor, producers of The Romance of Rosy Rich staring Van Johnson.
  4. Van Heflin does a post show promo for C.A.R.E.
  5. Post show promo is not available.
First Line Narrative: N/A
Show Opening: "For the safety of your smile, use Pepsodent twice a day... See your dentist twice a year." [Music] "Lever Brothers Company presents The Pepsodent Program -- The Adventures of Philip Marlowe Starring Van Heflin." [Music] "Philip Marlowe, the screen's most famous private detective, created by Raymond Chandler, brought to you on the air by Pepsodent, and starring MGM's brilliant and dynamic young actor, Van Heflin." [Music] [Pepsodent Commercial] "Now, The Adventures of Philip Marlowe Starring Van Heflin." [Music]
First Line Plot: "The moment old man Jeeter came into my office, I made up my mind not to vote for him if he ever ran for president. He was tall and thin with straight compressed white lips. He wore a neat pin stripe flannel suit with a small rose bud in the lapel. He carried an ebony cane and he wore spats. He looked a smart 60 and unless his ulcers got nasty, I gave him another 15 years, which was pretty big of me. He sat down, speared me with those barbed gray eyes and came right down to business."

Date Aired: 47/08/12
Episode Number: N09
Available: NO
Title:
Description:
Cast:
Notes:
  1. NBC Series of The Adventures of Philip Marlowe
  2. From the Fresno Bee newspaper, Tuesday, August 12th:
    In the drama and adventure spots tonight you will hear Van Heflin, star of "The Adventures of Philip Marlowe", at 6:00. Van, in the role of the master detective takes on a new case when crooked politicians become involved in murder.

Date Aired: 47/08/19
Episode Number: N10
Available: YES
Title: Robin and the Hood
Description:
Cast: First Line: Go ahead. (whistle) Quiet.
Notes: NBC Series of The Adventures of Philip Marlowe

Date Aired: 47/08/26
Episode Number: N11
Available: NO
Title:
Description:
Cast:
Notes: NBC Series of The Adventures of Philip Marlowe

Date Aired: 47/09/02
Episode Number: N12
Available: NO
Title:
Description:
Cast:
Notes: NBC Series of The Adventures of Philip Marlowe

Date Aired: 47/09/09
Episode Number: N13
Available: NO
Title:
Description:
Cast:
Notes:
  1. NBC Series of The Adventures of Philip Marlowe
  2. This is the last show in the NBC series. The New York Times reports Bob Hope in this time slot the following week.

End of the NBC Series

The show concludes its NBC run and is picked up a year and two weeks later on CBS. The show remains on CBS for the rest of its US broadcasts. The CBS series ran for two seasons, from September 26, 1948 through September 29, 1950. It started in the Sunday evening lineup but, for the majority of the run, aired on Saturdays. It changed broadcast days three times at the end of the run. After September, 1950, the series is off the air for a year until it is picked up to fill in for Hopalong Cassidy’s summer vacation. Broadcast stays on CBS but moves to 8:30 p.m. Saturday nights. Many logs have renumbered the episodes S01 -- for the summer season, this log will continue the consecutive count.

Beginning of the CBS Series

Gerald Mohr assumes the lead role.

The following episodes were listed as broadcast 5:30 p.m. on Sundays on CBS.

Date Aired: 48/09/26
Episode Number: 001
Available: YES
Title: Red Wind
Description: Waldo gets killed and Marlowe tries to protect the damsel in distress, wearing a print bolero jacket and a blue silk dress, and recover her forty one matched pearls.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Peggy Weber ('Lola Barsaly'), Barry Kroeger ('Baldy'), Joan Banks ('Eugénie Kolchenko'), Jeff Corey ('Lieutenant Ybarra'), Parley Baer ('Frank Barsaly'), Lou Krugman ('Waldo'), Wilms Herbert ('The Bartender'), Ivan Ditmars (music), Roy Rowan (announcer).
Notes:
  1. This show is a repeat of the script used for the opening show on NBC, June 17, 1947.
  2. Gerald Mohr becomes the second radio player of the Marlowe role in this series.
  3. Based a Philip Marlowe short story by Raymond Chandler titled "The Red Wind", published in Dime Detective Magazine, Janurary 1938.
  4. The post show promo is next week's First Line Narrative. "I was low, very low the night I set out searching for the girl with the strange hazel eyes. The fog which hung over Los Angeles didn’t help and I felt even worse when I found her -- for by then I had death on my hands."
First Line Narrative: "It was hot, boiling hot that night. I wanted to grab a beer and turn in early. So what happens? I get my beer, but with it comes a gun shot, a beautiful girl in trouble... and murder."
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of crime mysteries, CBS presents his most famous character brought to you now in The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "With Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's unusual story, 'Red Wind'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "It was a rough desert wind blowing into Los Angeles that evening. It was one of those hot, dry Santa Anas that comes down through the mountain passes and curls your hair, and makes your nerves jump and your skin itch."

Date Aired: 48/10/03
Episode Number: 002
Available: YES
Title: The Persian Slippers
Description: Marlowe tries to find a woman who has left her husband and disappeared. Will he need the services of a fortune teller?
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Virginia Gregg ('Madame Jeanette'), Larry Dobkin ('Pere Gillam'), Luis Van Looten ('Carl Delaney'), Jeanne Bates ('Norma Delaney'), Gil Stratton, Jr ('The Newsboy'), Frank Richards ('The Barkeep'), Tony Barrett ('Pinky'), Jeff Corey ('Detective Lieutenant Ybarra'), Ivan Ditmars (music), Roy Rowan (announcer).
Notes: Post show promo includes next week’s First Line Narrative.
First Line Narrative: "I was low, very low the night I set out searching for the girl with the strange hazel eyes. The fog which hung over Los Angeles didn't help and I felt even worse when I found her. For by then, I had death on my hands."
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of crime fiction, comes his most famous character, as CBS presents The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "And now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's gripping story, 'The Persian Slippers'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "One of those thin chilly fogs that sneaked in from the Pacific and it hung vaguely to the streetlights on the Sunset Strip. It was the kind of fog you could see through, but everything was out of focus."

Date Aired: 48/10/10
Episode Number: 003
Available: YES
Title: The Panama Hat
Description: Marlowe becomes involved with a gambling debt, an attempted murder, a kidnapping, a red-headed Dragon Lady, and the mysterious man in the Panama hat.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Jacqueline DeWitt ('Isobel Gordon'), Wilms Herbert ('Uncle Avery Fairchild'), Bill Daly ('Bruce Gordon'), Shep Menken ('Skipper Martin'), Lou Krugman ('Brock'), Jeff Corey ('Detective Lieutenant Ybarra'), Richard Aurandt (music), Roy Rowan (announcer).
Notes: Post show promo includes next week’s First Line Narrative.
First Line Narrative: "Sounded good, real good, a weekend at Malibu, expenses paid with a cash bonus thrown in. But that was before I knew about the henchman, the redhead, and the corpse. These three and a white panama hat ruined it all for me."
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of crime fiction, comes his most famous character, as CBS presents The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "And now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's unusual story, 'The Panama Hat'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "I was sitting in my office bombing the ashtray on my desk with paperclips, wondering what kind of a job a private detective gets when clients stop calling completely."

Date Aired: 48/10/17
Episode Number: 004
Available: YES
Title: Where There's a Will
Description: Good story about a strange will, three strange heirs, $300,000 in hidden bonds, and a map in three pieces.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Mary Shipp, Parley Baer, Don Diamond, Ted von Eltz, Wilms Herbert, Richard Aurandt (music), Roy Rowan (announcer).
Notes: Post show promo includes next week’s First Line Narrative.
First Line Narrative: "When the will was read, everybody figured she’d been crazy when she wrote it, and that included me. But I changed my mind after spending a night on an island with a pig, a cat, and an ape because in reality, they were people."
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of crime fiction, comes his most famous character, as CBS presents The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "And now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's unusual story, 'Where There's A Will'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "I had spent the whole day on a noisy job which had concerned itself with a lot of people who talked a lot and said nothing."

Date Aired: 48/10/24
Episode Number: 005
Available: YES
Title: The Heart of Gold
Description: A $50 bill in advance and a heart-shaped locket lead to an apparent suicide and an old secret.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Gloria Blondell, John Dehner, Jack Moyles, Ben Wright, Jeff Corey ('Detective Lieutenant Ybarra'), Richard Aurandt (music), Roy Rowan (announcer).
Notes: Post show promo includes next week’s First Line Narrative: "They were all after it, an importer, a beautiful woman, a nut, and a guy I couldn’t figure out. But before we were through, one was in the hospital, two were in the morgue, and the forth was waiting for the hangman. All that because of a blue burgonet, something that I’ve never even heard of before."
First Line Narrative: "When I got the crisp $50 bill in advance I figured my client had a heart of gold. But after I was beat up, double-crossed, and shot at, I realized just how hard a heart of gold can be."
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of crime fiction, comes his most famous character, as CBS presents The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "And now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's unusual story, 'The Heart of Gold'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "I had spent the day trying to decide how to spend the day."

Date Aired: 48/10/31
Episode Number: 006
Available: NO
Title: The Blue Burgonet
Description:
Cast:
Notes: Post show promo from last week's episode was: "They were all after it, an importer, a beautiful woman, a nut, and a guy I couldn’t figure out. But before we were through, one was in the hospital, two were in the morgue, and the forth was waiting for the hangman. All that because of a blue burgonet, something that I’ve never even heard of before."

Date Aired: 48/11/07
Episode Number: 007
Available: NO
Title: The Flaming Angel
Description:
Cast:
Notes:

Date Aired: 48/11/14
Episode Number: 008
Available: NO
Title: The Silent Partner
Description:
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Date Aired: 48/11/21
Episode Number: 009
Available: NO
Title: The Perfect Secretary
Description:
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Date Aired: 48/11/28
Episode Number: 010
Available: YES
Title: The Hard Way Out
Description: Murder at the Quigg and Slater Construction Company, and a surprising amount of luxury on $175 a week!
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Mel Dinelli (writer), Robert Mitchell (writer), Gene Levitt (writer), Barbara Fuller, Luis Van Rooten, Bill Lally, Edgar Barrier, Jeff Corey ('Lieutenant Ybarra'), Richard Aurandt (music), Roy Rowan (announcer).
Notes: Post show promo includes next week’s First Line Narrative: "I walked into it smiling, because it had all the corny elements: the weird doctor, the beautiful girl, the gloomy house on the windswept cliff, even the hulking menace. Only one thing was missing, the body. And that’s when I stopped smiling, because I turned out to be the corpse myself... almost."
First Line Narrative: "When I started, I thought one man was in trouble and three were trying to help him. But after I found two pounds of tobacco, two pieces of brass, and a boat without a pilot heading straight out to sea, I knew they had all been in trouble. And all had taken the hard way out!"
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of crime fiction, comes his most famous character, as CBS presents The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "And now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Hard Way Out'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "I killed the shank of the afternoon at a Hollywood department store, trying for the fifth consecutive year to select something unique in a personalized Christmas card."

Date Aired: 48/12/05
Episode Number: 011
Available: NO
Title: The Unhappy Medium
Description:
Cast:
Notes: Post show promo from last week's episode was: "I walked into it smiling, because it had all the corny elements: the weird doctor, the beautiful girl, the gloomy house on the windswept cliff, even the hulking menace. Only one thing was missing, the body. And that’s when I stopped smiling, because I turned out to be the corpse myself... almost."

Date Aired: 48/12/12
Episode Number: 012
Available: NO
Title: The Jade Teardrop
Description:
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Date Aired: 48/12/19
Episode Number: 013
Available: NO
Title: The Three Wise Guys
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Date Aired: 48/12/26
Episode Number: 014
Available: YES
Title: The Old Acquaintance
Description: Good New Years Eve action story of an escaped convict and the two women in his life. Bride-to-be Nancy Marshall may be headed to jail for murdering Jerry Graff unless Marlowe can find the real killer.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Gloria Blondell, Edgar Barrier, David Ellis, Lou Krugman, Stan Waxman, Jeff Corey ('Lieutenant Ybarra'), Raymond Chandler (creator), Roy Rowan (announcer), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Richard Aurandt (music), Gene Levitt (writer), Robert Mitchell (writer), Mel Dinelli (writer).
Notes:
  1. Post show promo includes next week’s First Line Narrative.
  2. There is no announcement for a schedule change.
First Line Narrative: "When it started, a girl's wedding and New Year's Eve were only six hours away. And I didn't think the bride-to-be would make either one of them. But that was before I ran up against a slot machine operator, the escaped convict, and above all, the old acquaintance."
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of crime fiction, comes his most famous character, as CBS presents The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "And now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Old Acquaintance'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "At six o'clock on the last evening of the year, I was sitting with my feet up on my office desk, thinking of impossible New Year's resolutions, and what the girl on my Butcher's 1949 calendar would or would not be wearing, but at that pleasant point, there was a soft, almost apologetic, knock on my office door."

January 02, 1949 -- The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times radio log does not include a broadcast listing for this date, however, the Washington Post and Chicago Daily Tribune did have a listing at 8:30/7:30 Central. The post show promo from 12/26/48 matches to the show airing 01/08/48.

The following episodes were listed as broadcast 8:30 p.m. on Saturdays on CBS.

Date Aired: 49/01/08
Episode Number: 015
Available: YES
Title: The Restless Day
Description: Cosmetics inventor Benjamin Rawlins supposedly died when his yacht exploded, but he’s still alive and wants Marlowe to find out who’s trying to kill him!
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Laurette Fillbrandt, Edgar Barrier, Virginia Gregg, John Dehner, Jack Moyles, Raymond Chandler (creator), Roy Rowan (announcer), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Richard Aurandt (music), Gene Levitt (writer), Robert Mitchell (writer), Mel Dinelli (writer).
Notes: Post show promo includes next week’s First Line Narrative.
First Line Narrative: "They all knew he was aboard the yacht when it exploded and sank. And everybody called his death an accident. That is, everybody except the corpse himself. He said it was murder!"
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of crime fiction, comes his most famous character, as CBS presents The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "And now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Restless Day'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "It had been a long hard Saturday night, that topped off a long record week."

Date Aired: 49/01/15
Episode Number: 016
Available: YES
Title: The Black Halo
Description: Marlowe is hired to find the missing Julia Perry, but it leads him to Eve, a shady dame with a black halo hat. Murder and a suicide complicate the case and add a surprise ending.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Joan Banks, Paul Frees, Peter Leeds, Jack Kruschen, Jeff Corey ('Lt. Detective Ybarra'), Lois Corbett, Raymond Chandler (creator), Richard Aurandt (composer, conductor), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Mel Dinelli (writer), Robert Mitchell (writer), Gene Levitt (writer), Roy Rowan (announcer).
Notes: Post show promo includes next week’s First Line Narrative: "A startled corpse, a blue-eyed woman and a cryptic message scrawled by a dingy man were the pieces of a Chinese puzzle that wouldn’t fit together until I found out what was deadly about the orange dog." (Note that Mohr reads "dingy" here but "dying" in the lead the next week.)
First Line Narrative: "Somewhere in the cold persistent rain that made the city itself seem a thing of evil, a girl had disappeared, and it was my job to find her. But before I did, I found death and a devil!"
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of crime fiction, comes his most famous character, as CBS presents The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "And now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Black Halo'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "For three days, an ugly storm had lashed the west coast from northern Oregon to the tip of lower California."

Date Aired: 49/01/22
Episode Number: 017
Available: YES
Title: The Orange Dog
Description: The multiple murders and a strange Chinese statuette produce a trail of violence that leads to counterfeiter's plates.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Frances Robinson, Edgar Barrier, Tony Barrett, Lou Krugman, Ed Begley, Jeff Corey ('Lieutenant Detective Ybarra'), Roy Rowan (announcer), Raymond Chandler (creator), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Richard Aurandt (music), Mel Dinelli (writer), Robert Mitchell (writer), Gene Levitt (writer).
Notes: Post show promo includes next week’s First Line Narrative.
First Line Narrative: "A startled corpse, a blue eyed woman and a cryptic message scrawled by a dying man were the pieces of a Chinese puzzle that wouldn’t fit together -- until I found out what was deadly about the orange dog."
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of crime fiction, comes his most famous character, as CBS presents The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "And now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Orange Dog'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "By six in the evening of a very slow day, I'd resigned myself to the business of no business, so I took my feet down from my desk, switched off the lights, and started out the door for home with the prospect of a nice, quiet evening ahead of me, but I didn't make it -- even as far as the door."

Date Aired: 49/01/29
Episode Number: 018
Available: YES
Title: The Easy Mark
Description: A hunt for a blackmailer leads Marlowe to a French femme named Nannette.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Sophia Sims, Laurette Fillbrandt, Ken Harvey, Paul Dubov, Roy Rowan (announcer), Raymond Chandler (creator), Norman MacDonnell (producer), Richard Aurandt (music), Mel Dinelli (writer), Robert Mitchell (writer), Gene Levitt (writer), Ralph Rose (director).
Notes: Post show promo includes next week’s First Line Narrative.
First Line Narrative: "I was hired to find a blackmailer, and I did, but first I found a badly beaten Adonis, a jezebel with an accent, and a man who had been an easy mark for murder."
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of crime fiction, comes his most famous character, as CBS presents The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "And now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Easy Mark'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "I'd spent a dull day on a duller subject, which was Don't Get Caught with Your Income Tax Return Down at Midnight, March 15th."

Date Aired: 49/02/05
Episode Number: 019
Available: YES
Title: The Long Rope
Description: Sidney Vinetta hires Marlowe to protect a long rope of pearls, but Marlowe finds Vinetta dead and the pearls gone.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Junius Matthews, Luis Van Rooten, Faye Baker, David Ellis, Lilian Buyoff, Ed Begley, Jeff Corey ('Lieutenant Detective Ybarra'), Roy Rowan (announcer), Raymond Chandler (creator), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Richard Aurandt (music), Mel Dinelli (writer), Robert Mitchell (writer), Gene Levitt (writer).
Notes: Post show promo includes next week’s First Line Narrative.
First Line Narrative: "There was a man with a bad heart, a telephone number scribbled on a cash register receipt, and a corpse on the other side of town -- but I couldn’t see the connection between them until I realized that they were all tied together by the same long rope worth $30,000."
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of crime fiction, comes his most famous character, as CBS presents The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "And now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Long Rope'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "I'd finally wound up a sour case in which I'd been kicked around, disillusioned, and short changed... and in my book, a routine like that calls for relaxation."

Date Aired: 49/02/12
Episode Number: 020
Available: YES
Title: The Lonesome Reunion
Description: Joe Gordon hires Marlowe to pick up papers in Phoenix and take them back to LA. When the papers are stolen, the trail leads to Lonesome, Arizona, and the loot from an old bank robbery.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Joan Banks, Edgar Barrier, Virginia Gregg, Jeff Chandler, Bill Bouchey, Jack Kruschen, Gene Levitt (writer), Mel Dinelli (writer), Robert Mitchell (writer), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Raymond Chandler (creator), Richard Aurandt (music), Roy Rowan (announcer).
Notes: Post show promo: "It was a weird racket that mushroomed in a world of gaudy canvas. And the man with purple hair, the inquisitive midget, and the lady with strong hands, each played a part. But all that was only a side show when death got into the act."
First Line Narrative: "A corpse that wouldn’t stay dead, a pistol with a silencer on it, and a fortune in a black satchel spell death for the big city boys when they finally got together in Lonesome, Arizona; Population: 802."
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of crime fiction, comes his most famous character, as CBS presents The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "And now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Lonesome Reunion'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "At eight thousand feet on a clear afternoon, you can see enough Arizona real estate to become an authority on the subject."

Date Aired: 49/02/19
Episode Number: 021
Available: NO
Title: The Flying Trapeze
Description:
Cast:
Notes: Post show promo from last week's episode was: "It was a weird racket that mushroomed in a world of gaudy canvas, and the man with purple hair, the inquisitive midget, and the lady with strong hands each played a part. But all that was only a side show when death got into the act."

Date Aired: 49/02/26
Episode Number: 022
Available: NO
Title: The Big Mistake
Description:
Cast:
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Date Aired: 49/03/05
Episode Number: 023
Available: YES
Title: The Friend From Detroit
Description: Betty Pryor has disappeared, a cheap gambler has been found shot to death, and there's a missing $25,000 trust to spice up the case.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Virginia Gregg ('Betty Pryor'), Peter Leeds ('Dave Pryor'), Harry Bartell ('Van Remeni'), Ed Begley ('Joe Lazar'), Jeff Corey ('Lieutenant Detective Ybarra'), Roy Rowan (announcer), Raymond Chandler (creator), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Richard Aurandt (music), Gene Levitt (writer), Mel Dinelli (writer), Robert Mitchell (writer).
Notes: Post show promo includes next week’s First Line Narrative.
First Line Narrative: "When my telephone rang it jerked me out of one nightmare and right into the middle of another, where a woman with a secret, a worried man, and a shadow out of the past met with fear and fury in the dead of night."
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of crime fiction, comes his most famous character, as CBS presents The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "And now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Friend From Detroit'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "There was a wood nymph dressed in nothing but a veil of dew drops."

Date Aired: 49/03/12
Episode Number: 024
Available: YES
Title: The Grim Hunters
Description: Helen Palmer needs a private detective for her scavenger hunt, but Helen has been shot twice in the back, and is very dead!
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Ellen Reid, Mary Shipp, Jack Moyles, Richard Benedict, Laurette Fillbrandt, Jeff Corey ('Lieutenant Detective Ybarra'), Gene Levitt (writer), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Raymond Chandler (creator), Richard Aurandt (music), Mel Dinelli (writer), Robert Mitchell (writer), Roy Rowan (announcer).
Notes: Post show promo includes next week’s First Line Narrative.
First Line Narrative: "It was a hunt through a jungle of city streets, with danger waiting at every intersection, until halfway through when the hunters became the hunted and death brought an end to the game."
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of crime fiction, comes his most famous character, as CBS presents The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "And now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Grim Hunters'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "The morning paper had headlined Prices Rising, my bank statement in the afternoon mail had warned Balance Falling, and I had wasted the evening on behalf of a client who ran out on me when I tried to collect."

Date Aired: 49/03/19
Episode Number: 025
Available: YES
Title: The Dancing Hands
Description: A set of twin-pianos is played by identical twins, Beth and Edie, who act non-identically. $30,000 and a corpse further confuse a twin plot. Did Beth steal Edie’s $30,000?
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Vivi Janis, Lou Krugman, Ed Begley, Paul Frees, Bert Holland, Gene Levitt (writer), Mel Dinelli (writer), Robert Mitchell (writer), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Raymond Chandler (creator), Richard Aurandt (music), Roy Rowan (announcer).
Notes: Post show promo includes next week’s First Line Narrative.
First Line Narrative: "They were born at the same hour on the same day of the same parents and they’re identical in beauty and talent, only one was deadly but the other was not, and I couldn’t tell which was which until I found a green purse, a fresh corpse and a pair of dancing hands."
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of crime fiction, comes his most famous character, as CBS presents The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "And now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Dancing Hands'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "The telegram I found stuck in the mail slot when I got back to my office after a long and round-a-bout day, read: Enclosed find a $50 money order. I want you to investigate a man. A table is reserved for you a the Saddle Club, where I work. Come in time for the second show at eleven. Important."

Date Aired: 49/03/26
Episode Number: 026
Available: YES
Title: The Green Flame
Description: Good story of a Hollywood gossip columnist, a murder and blackmail attempt. Hollywood gossip columnist Stanley "Mac" McGrath dies after smearing actor Bradford Colby, who’s suing the publisher for libel. Marlowe's search for Mac's source leads to the discovery that Colby is being blackmailed for goings-on at The Green Flame lodge.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Faye Baker, Larry Dobkin, Myra Marsh, Howard McNeer, Parley Baer, Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Mel Dinelli (writer), Robert Mitchell (writer), Gene Levitt (writer), Richard Aurandt (music), Roy Rowan (announcer).
Notes:
  1. Post show promo includes next week’s First Line Narrative.
  2. Mid-show promo for program spotlighting relief efforts by religious groups.
First Line Narrative: "When it started, it was simple, just a lawsuit for damages. But before it was over, it was far from simple and the damages were murder. All because of a redheaded woman, a ghost writer with ambition, and a match that burned with a bright green flame."
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of crime fiction, comes his most famous character, as CBS presents The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Green Flame'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "It had been the kind of early start, late finish, crowded in-between day that had made breakfast: coffee; lunch: a ham sandwich on the run; and dinner: nothing; so by the time it had finally ended, it was pushing nine o'clock and I was both a little tired and a lot hungry."

Date Aired: 49/04/02
Episode Number: 027
Available: YES
Title: The Last Laugh
Description: A weekend on Catalina for the reading of the will of Julius Spangler. Everyone gets cut out of the estate, a huge joke by Spangler, who attends the reading of his own will!
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Alan Reed ('Julius Spangler'), Doris Singleton ('Nicki'), Anne Morrison, John Dehner, Paul Dubov, Peter Leeds, Raymond Chandler (creator), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Mel Dinelli (writer), Robert Mitchell (writer), Gene Levitt (writer), Richard Aurandt (music), Roy Rowan (announcer).
Notes:
  1. Post show promo includes next week’s First Line Narrative.
  2. Mid-show promo for booklet "The Miracle of America".
  3. Post show announcement indicates "The Case of the Red-Headed Bank Robber" on Gangbusters airs next.
First Line Narrative: "It was a grim joke that started when six heirs came to an ugly house on a rain-swept island to hear a madman's will. But the joke soon turned to murder. And in the end, it was hard to tell who had the last laugh."
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of crime fiction, comes his most famous character, in The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Last Laugh'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "I'd spent a week wading through moldy beer joints and cheap hotels after a dancer on the down grade, and when I found her, she was two days dead in a coal cellar -- all of which left me with a rancid taste in my mouth."

Date Aired: 49/04/09
Episode Number: 028
Available: YES
Title: The Name to Remember
Description: Ex-con Eddie Malette is being followed by a cauliflower-eared goon in a tee shirt. Before Marlowe can find out why, Eddie turns up dead.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Jack Moyles, Jeanne Bates, Jeff Corey, Jerry Hausner, Yvonne Peattie, Paul Frees, Raymond Chandler (creator), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Mel Dinelli (writer), Robert Mitchell (writer), Gene Levitt (writer), Richard Aurandt (music), Roy Rowan (announcer).
Notes: Post show promo includes next week’s First Line Narrative.
First Line Narrative: "The partner from Mexico City, the stranger dead in Nevada, and the man with the cauliflower ear all added up to a corpse on a concrete floor. But I couldn’t figure why until I found out there was one name above all that had to be remembered."
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of crime fiction, comes his most famous character, in The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Name to Remember'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "The big clock at the far end of the Beverly Room cocktail lounge with the opaque glass ice cubes where there should have been numbers said it was twenty after five."

Date Aired: 49/04/16
Episode Number: 029
Available: YES
Title: The Heat Wave
Description: Why is "The Heat Wave", a burlesque dancer, wearing a golden mask? Marlowe's been hired to find out. Murder tries a strip tease!
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Barney Phillips, Byron Kane, Ed Begley, Elsie Holmes, Vivi Janis, Wilms Herbert. Gene Levitt (writer), Mel Dinelli (writer), Robert Mitchell (writer), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Raymond Chandler (creator), Richard Aurandt (music), Roy Rowan (announcer).
Notes: Post show promo includes next week’s First Line Narrative.
First Line Narrative: "It was hot and still. An August night in the middle of April. But that didn't matter to the striptease dancer in the golden mask. Because murder made her blood run cold the night the heat wave struck."
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of crime fiction, comes his most famous character, in The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Heat Wave'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "Spring was only three weeks old, but the sun bore down on Los Angeles with a middle-of-the-summer vengeance."

Date Aired: 49/04/23
Episode Number: 030
Available: YES
Title: The Cloak of Kamehameha
Description: Marlowe goes to Hawaii on the trail of the 'Cloak Of Kamehameha', but he finds that another "Philip Marlowe" has gotten there ahead of him.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Paul Frees, Barry Kroeger, Byron Kane, Clarke Gordon, John Dehner, Laurette Fillbrandt, Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Raymond Chandler (creator), Richard Aurandt (music), Gene Levitt (writer), Mel Dinelli (writer), Robert Mitchell (writer), Roy Rowan (announcer).
Notes:
  1. Post show promo includes next week’s First Line Narrative.
  2. This script is repeated May 16, 1950.
First Line Narrative: "It started at dawn in a Los Angeles taxi and wound up that night on a cliff in the middle of the Pacific. All because of a Dutchman with fifty thousand dollars, a corpse in a lily pond, and an oriental with a chauffeur who wanted a cloak made of nothing but feathers."
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of crime fiction, comes his most famous character, in The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Cloak of Kamehameha'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "The message that a repulsively wide-awake boy who was missing a tooth front-row center had delivered at six in the a.m. had come in two parts. The first scrawled in black ink on a wrinkled piece of paper said, Marlowe, get hold of a taxi cab, pose as the driver yourself and exactly 8:00 o’clock this morning come past 8840 North Ogden Drive."

Date Aired: 49/04/30
Episode Number: 031
Available: YES
Title: The Lady in Mink
Description: A mixed up girl and her mixed up life and her really strange sister. Grace Tyler is afraid her shady sister June Drake is suicidal and sends Marlowe to find her.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Lynn Allen, Lew Krugman, Jimmy Eagles, Edgar Barrier, Ann Morrison, Whitfield Conner, Lillian Biaff, Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Raymond Chandler (creator), Richard Aurandt (music), Gene Levitt (writer), Mel Dinelli (writer), Robert Mitchell (writer), Roy Rowan (announcer).
Notes: Post show promo includes next week’s First Line Narrative.
First Line Narrative: "The thick fog that clung to Los Angeles made searching for the girl who was going to kill herself, slow and uneasy. By the end I'd have settled for that and more, because murder happened twice before I found the lady in mink."
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of crime fiction, comes his most famous character, in The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Lady in Mink'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "By Pacific Coast Time, it was only 5 o’clock in the afternoon. But the dense, billowing fog that was heavy over everything like a huge, thick hand said it could be midnight. And Los Angeles could be London in May or December. So when I got out of my car and walked toward the fuzz of red neon that marked the hotel cocktail lounge where I was to meet my new client, Grace Tyler, I felt all alone and a little sorry that I wasn’t in some nice, cozy nine-to-five business that would leave me heading for home now."

Date Aired: 49/05/07
Episode Number: 032
Available: YES
Title: The Feminine Touch
Description: Millionaire Baldwin Granville is concerned that his wild daughter Adrian is in danger. Her romance with a motorcycle daredevil leads to murder!
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Barbara Eiler, Paul Dubov, David Ellis, Theodore Von Eltz, Virginia Gregg, Wilms Herbert, Peter Proust, Roy Rowan (announcer), Raymond Chandler (creator), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Mel Dinelli (writer), Robert Mitchell (writer), Gene Levitt (writer), Richard Aurandt (music).
Notes: Post show promo includes next week’s First Line Narrative.
First Line Narrative: "An Iron Skull was their trademark. Their business was climbing walls and it was all done on wheels at 70 miles-an-hour. But that was a cinch for the death-cheaters, until they felt murder and a feminine touch."
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of crime fiction, comes his most famous character, in The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Feminine Touch'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "It was five minutes to five when I turned off Sunset Boulevard and drove between the two wrought-iron gates set in a stone wall that hinted none too subtly at the exclusiveness of the Bel Aire estates."

Date Aired: 49/05/14
Episode Number: 033
Available: YES
Title: The Promise to Pay
Description: A burned gambling marker and a bet on blackmail. Gangster Paul Naylor holds a gambling marker from Marlowe’s friend Randall.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), William Johnstone, John Dehner, Jack Kruschen, Barney Phillips, Betty Lou Gerson, Roy Rowan (announcer), Raymond Chandler (creator), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Richard Aurandt (music), Mel Dinelli (writer), Robert Mitchell (writer), Gene Levitt (writer).
Notes: Post show promo includes next week’s First Line Narrative.
First Line Narrative: "It was only a gambler's marker. A promise to pay worth a thousand dollars and I was hired to find it, which sounded easy. Until I realized it meant the whole future to two men, freedom to a third, and death to the girl in the cottage."
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of crime fiction, comes his most famous character, in The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Promise to Pay'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "It started over a bottle of port at five o’clock in the afternoon when Mama Nodella, a proud old lady who ran a restaurant, bet me I couldn’t prepare a dish of chicken cacciatore."

Date Aired: 49/05/21
Episode Number: 034
Available: YES
Title: Night Tide
Description: Mike Basso, the burly owner of fishing boats, has been beaten up by Johnny Dyke, who has just been released from prison after three years for stealing Basso's money. Murder follows as sure as the tide!
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Michael Ann Barrett, Frank Richards, Lou Krugman, Howard Culver, Frank Gerstle, Georgia Ellis, Raymond Chandler (creator), Richard Aurandt (composer, conductor), Roy Rowan (announcer), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Mel Dinelli (writer), Robert Mitchell (writer), Gene Levitt (writer).
Notes: Post show promo includes a First Line Narrative (that is actually used in two weeks): "I was hired to find a thief, and I did, eight thousand miles away from home. But first I found a hammy Othello, a lush with a Luger, and a fresh corpse in the closet. All because the only woman in sight wouldn’t play fair."
First Line Narrative: "When it started, the tide was high on the San Pedro Waterfront, and a hot-tempered kid had murder on his mind! But there was a knife at my throat, a beating under the piers, and a corpse on the beach before the tide went out again and the kid was finally stopped."
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of crime fiction, comes his most famous character, in The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'Night Tide'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "It all happened in San Pedro, the harbor of Los Angeles. The lights on the ships were fuzzy with the wet mist that creeps up out of the ocean every night."

The episode above is the first example where the Post show promo does not match the First Line Narrative of the following show. In this case the narrative matches the episode broadcast in two weeks. Odd that it is coincident with the introduction of the new standard opening.

A new standard program opening is introduced in the next episode, preceding the First Line Narrative: "Now listen to me and never forget it. Crime is a sucker’s road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave. There’s no other end. They never learn." This opening logo phrase will be edited over time. The opening would then be follow by the usual First Line Narrative for the episode for a period. Changes to this scheme will be documented as appropriate.

Date Aired: 49/05/28
Episode Number: 035
Available: YES
Title: The Ebony Link
Description: Marlowe is hired to end a blackmail plot. A gray sedan and a black cuff link inevitably lead to murder!
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Edgar Barrier, Ron Brogan, Jeanne Bates, Georgia Ellis, Lawrence Dobkin, Raymond Chandler (creator), Richard Aurandt (composer, conductor), Roy Rowan (announcer), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Mel Dinelli (writer), Robert Mitchell (writer), Gene Levitt (writer).
Notes:
  1. Changes in both the First Line Narrative, and the Show Opening.
  2. Post show promo includes next week’s First Line Narrative.
First Line Narrative: "Now listen to me and never forget it. Crime is a sucker’s road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave. There’s no other end, but they never learn." [Cymbals] "It was ugly from the start this time. Vicious blackmail that mushroomed into murder and all because a wild artist on a hilltop, a man in a wheelchair, and a redhead manicurist were held too tight together, by one small ebony link!"
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of mystery, comes his most famous character and crime's most deadly enemy as we present The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Ebony Link'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "I'd spent a dismal day tracking down another wise guy who thought he could see fast money over the sights of a .45 but who ended up like they all do. He was flat on his face in an alley, his life dripping into a sewer."

The next episode contains the first change of the standard program opening that was introduced last week. "Get this and get it straight. Crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave. There's no other end, but they never learn. Let me give you an example."

Date Aired: 49/06/04
Episode Number: 036
Available: YES
Title: The Unfair Lady
Description: Marlowe tackles a thief in a Mexican diamond mine.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Parley Baer, Wilms Herbert, Hans Conried, Betty Lou Gerson, Paul Dubov, Nestor Paiva, Raymond Chandler (creator), Richard Aurandt (composer, conductor), Roy Rowan (announcer), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Mel Dinelli (writer), Robert Mitchell (writer), Gene Levitt (writer).
Notes: Post show promo includes next week’s First Line Narrative.
First Line Narrative: "Get this and get it straight. Crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave. There’s no other end, but they never learn. Let me give you an example. I was hired to find a thief and I did, a thousand miles from home. But first I found a lush with a luger, a fresh corpse in the closet, and all because the only woman in sight wouldn't play fair!"
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of mystery, comes his most famous character and crime's most deadly enemy as we present The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Unfair Lady'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "The knock on my office door was soft, almost apologetic, so when I mumbled 'Come in', I was ready for something delicate and about as self-effacing as Uriah Heap, but when the door swung open, I knew how exactly wrong I could be. The gentleman was maybe forty, gray at the temples, with shaggy eyebrows and a military mustache, and built like a heavy cruiser with a pair of catcher's mitts for hands."

The next episode contains the second change of the standard program opening that was introduced last week. "Get this and get it straight. Crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave. There's no other end, but they never learn." The opening will continue in this form for some time.

Date Aired: 49/06/11
Episode Number: 037
Available: YES
Title: The Pigeon's Blood
Description: Charlene Danielle accuses Marty Loomis of stealing thirty rare pigeon’s blood rubies from Vivian Jardeau... but the trail leads to Loomis' murdered body.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Alma Lawton, Gloria Blondell, Barney Phillips, Edgar Barrier, Herb Butterfield, Raymond Chandler (creator), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Mel Dinelli (writer), Robert Mitchell (writer), Gene Levitt (writer), Richard Aurandt (music), Roy Rowan (announcer).
Notes: Post show promo includes next week’s First Line Narrative.
First Line Narrative: "Get this and get it straight. Crime's a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave. There's no other end, but they never learn. This one had soft brown eyes and an accent. And she came to town with a job to do. But before it was done, death had struck three times, then she was gone. And all because of thirty drops of pigeons blood, worth one hundred and fifty thousand bucks!"
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of mystery, comes his most famous character and crime's most deadly enemy as we present The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Pigeon's Blood'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "At five o'clock of any weekday afternoon, the lobby of the Stoddard Building in downtown Los Angeles is a mess of milling office workers, so I was ten impolite minutes peering into chattering faces before I found my new client, Charlene Danielle."

Date Aired: 49/06/18
Episode Number: 038
Available: YES
Title: The Busy Body
Description: Heiress Liz Stewart can't find her fiancé Dean Howard. Howard's alleged corpse keeps moving around, and Marlowe gets help from a nosy neighbor.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), John Stevenson, Laurette Fillbrandt, Lois Corbett, Lynn Allen, Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Peter Leeds, Raymond Chandler (creator), Richard Aurandt (music), Robert Mitchell (writer), Mel Dinelli (writer), Gene Levitt (writer), Roy Rowan (announcer).
Notes: Post show promo includes next week’s First Line Narrative.
First Line Narrative: "Get this and get it straight. Crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave. There's no other end, but they never learn. This time it started as a routine search for a rich girl's fiancé and the trail led to a silent house haunted by a face at the window and blood in an open cedar chest. But before it was over, it became a search for a corpse that wouldn't sit still."
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of mystery, comes his most famous character and crime's most deadly enemy as we present The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Busy Body'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "The phone jerked me up off my back and out of the sports page at 9:30 in the evening of an already too long day."

Date Aired: 49/06/25
Episode Number: 039
Available: YES
Title: The Key Man
Description: Marlowe is hired to keep Mark Hummel from getting killed, he fails miserably. In waddles "The Hippo", who always laughs, even with a gun in his hand. Marlowe is shot!
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Gene Levitt (writer), Vivi Janis, Howard McNear, Lawrence Dobkin (Lieutenant Matthews), Parley Baer, Shep Menkin, Jack Moyles, Mel Dinelli (writer), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Raymond Chandler (creator), Richard Aurandt (music), Robert Mitchell (writer), Roy Rowan (announcer).
Notes: Post show promo includes next week’s First Line Narrative.
First Line Narrative: "Get this and get it straight. Crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave. There's no other end, but they never learn. This one began as the threat of a beating that turned into murder with a brown eyed blonde, a jovial hippopotamus, and a tough ex-soldier of fortune all complicating the problem until I got next to the key man."
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of mystery, comes his most famous character and crime's most deadly enemy as we present The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Key Man'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "Along about dusk, Hollywood Boulevard is some desolate place between the end of work and the start of play and about as boisterous as Taps, so except for a sallow-faced masher leaning against a nearby storefront warming up his evening leer, I was alone on a lot of fancy pavement when I walked up to the box office of the Newsreel Theater near Cahuenga, paid my forty cents admission (tax included) and started inside, where of all places I was to meet my new client, one Mark Hummel."

Date Aired: 49/07/02
Episode Number: 040
Available: YES
Title: The Dude from Manhattan
Description: Marlowe's visiting a dude ranch owned by his friend Harold "Buck" Lawson, for a western-style murder by horse-shoe. Paul Morton, a dude from New York, is trampled to death. Blackmail, silks and emeralds clutter up the sagebrush!
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), William Lally, William Johnstone, Charlotte Lawrence, D. J. Thompson, Herb Butterfield, Jack Kerrington, Lou Krugman, Mel Dinelli (writer), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Raymond Chandler (creator), Robert Mitchell (writer), Gene Levitt (writer), Roy Rowan (announcer).
Notes: Post show promo includes next week’s First Line Narrative: "I went from a mansion in Bel Aire to a cheap flat in Southgate looking for a girl with a secret or a man in a pork pie hat a wise cracking secretary and a fat corpse didn’t want me to find, but who I found anyway because of the quiet number."
First Line Narrative: "Get this and get it straight. Crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave. There's no other end, but they never learn. This time it was going to be a vacation in the wide open spaces but a black stallion, a tiny emerald, and battered horseshoe meant a twenty four hour delay. It could have been worse because to the dude from Manhattan, they meant death."
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of mystery, comes his most famous character and crime's most deadly enemy as we present The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Dude From Manhattan'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "Every so often, life in the city seems to boil down to nothing but noise and concrete, where all a deep breath does for you is to pack more exhaust fumes into your lungs and the nearest thing to nature is a mangy sparrow pecking survival out of a dirty alley."

Date Aired: 49/07/09
Episode Number: 041
Available: NO
Title: The Quiet Number
Description:
Cast:
Notes: Post show promo from last week's episode was: "I went from a mansion in Bel Aire to a cheap flat in Southgate looking for a girl with a secret or a man in a pork pie hat a wise cracking secretary and a fat corpse didn’t want me to find, but who I found anyway because of the quiet number."

The next episode contains the third change of the standard program opening that was introduced 49/28/05 in episode 035. "Get this and get it straight. Crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave." The following section was removed from the statement: "There’s no other end, but they never learn." The opening will continue in this form for some time.

Date Aired: 49/07/16
Episode Number: 042
Available: YES
Title: The Headless Peacock
Description: Ruth "Ardy" Dennis is interested in a stolen jeweled peacock (missing its head). The strange piece of jewelry is strangely connected to the ponies at the local racetrack!
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Eve McVeigh, Peter Leeds, Howard McNear, Jack Moyles, Joan Banks, Lawrence Dobkin (Det. Lt. Matthews), Mel Dinelli (writer), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Raymond Chandler (creator), Richard Aurandt (music), Gene Levitt (writer), Robert Mitchell (writer), Roy Rowan (announcer).
Notes: Post show promo includes the next First Line Narrative used in two weeks which allows for next week's pre-emption: "This time I took a beating and gave one. A man who lived in the dark was afraid, someone I never got to meet was murdered, and a knife-wielding crab was destroyed. All because a girl who hated the water took a boat ride in old Mexico."
First Line Narrative: "Get this and get it straight. Crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave. This one began with a bedlam and got worse as I bumped into a burglar, a bookie, a boswell, a body, and a big shot named B and before it was over, everyone had lost his head because the headless peacock had moved."
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of mystery, comes his most famous character and crime's most deadly enemy as we present The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Headless Peacock'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "Today had been eight noisy hours of international complications, local vintage."

July 23, 1949 Pre-empted. Clellan is the announcer on "Aquatennial Time", a special radio broadcast from 6:30-7:00 p.m. starring Bob Hope, Arthur Godfrey, and Cedric Adams. The major newspapers list the 'Aquacentennial' program pre-emption. The network anticipated the pre-emption because the post show promo is the same as the first line of the next broadcast. There are many syndicated newspaper logs that report the Philip Marlowe broadcast at it's regular time and station. These newspapers may not have received notice in time to correct their listings. Also, none of which had an episode title identified. Whether they broadcast a 'new' episode or repeated a previous show is unknown.

Date Aired: 49/07/30
Episode Number: 043
Available: YES
Title: Mexican Boat Ride
Description: Why did hydrophobic Ona Esterbrook take a boat trip in Mexico? Her suspicious husband wants to know. Marlowe is wary about getting into the divorce business. He discovers the problems of mistaken identity of luggage.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Gene Levitt (writer), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Raymond Chandler (creator), Richard Aurandt (composer), Mel Dinelli (writer), Robert Mitchell (writer), Mary Shipp, Harry Bartell, Nestor Paiva, Bill Bouchey, Ralph Moody, Bill Shaw, Jerry Farber.
Notes: Post show promo includes next week’s First Line Narrative.
First Line Narrative: [Snip] "straight. Crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave. This time I took a beating and gave one. The man who lived in the dark was afraid, someone I never got to meet was murdered, and a knife-wielding crab was destroyed. All because a girl who hated the water took a boat ride in old Mexico."
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of mystery, comes his most famous character and crime's most deadly enemy as we present The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's story, 'Mexican Boat Ride'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "It was a rare morning, clear and clean. Y'know -- the kind that knocks ten years off your age and makes you taste the sunshine in your orange juice."

Date Aired: 49/08/06
Episode Number: 044
Available: YES
Title: The August Lion
Description: Judson Angel, a former forger, now an accountant, deposits the beautiful corpse of Eileen Voss on "Dr. Marlowe's" bed and begs for help. Marlowe's lead is a lion tie-clasp.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Jeanne Bates, Jerry Hausner, Wally Maher, Lawrence Dobkin, D. J. Thompson, Barney Phillips, Cliff Howell (director), Gene Levitt (writer), Joe Walters (announcer), Mel Dinelli (writer), Raymond Chandler (creator), Richard Aurandt (music), Robert Mitchell (writer).
Notes: Post show promo includes next week’s First Line Narrative.
First Line Narrative: :)"Get this and get it straight. Crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave. It started with death on my doorstep and got worse when I lied to a sympathetic bull, was pistol-whipped by a gorilla with dimples, and fought with a kitten on the keys. And it might have gone on that way all night if I hadn't been helped by the king of the beasts."
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of mystery, comes his most famous character and crime's most deadly enemy as we present The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The August Lion'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "It was one of those in-between hours, along about ten on a night at home when you don't quite know what to do with yourself."

Date Aired: 49/08/13
Episode Number: 045
Available: YES
Title: The Indian Giver
Description: Marlowe goes on the warpath when a valuable Indian bowl is stolen. Jimmy Brown Bear is murdered, and Mona Waters, a beautiful Apache squaw, favors a duplex over a teepee.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Betty Lou Gerson, Clarke Gordon, Hans Conried, Howard Culver, Jane Webb, Jay Novello, Peter Leeds, Cliff Howell (transcriber, director), Gene Levitt (writer), Mel Dinelli (writer), Raymond Chandler (creator), Richard Aurandt (music), Robert Mitchell (writer), Roy Rowan (announcer).
Notes: Post show promo includes the next First Line Narrative.
First Line Narrative: "Get this and get it straight. Crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave. It started with an Indian gift of a piece of pottery and led to a brown bear in moccasins, an archaeologist, Much Laughing Water, and finally... death in an alley! But just to make matters worse, the Indian giver was female and one hundred percent genuine hot-blooded Apache."
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of mystery, comes his most famous character and crime's most deadly enemy as we present The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Indian Giver'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "By day the industrial heart of any city is just so much steel and stone streets jammed full with the raucous sounds of a thousand and one different machines, but by night all of that is gone and there are only endless smooth-sided lonely canyons that overflow with the steady humming silence that everywhere hangs like a distant echo of the day that's past."

Date Aired: 49/08/20
Episode Number: 046
Available: YES
Title: The Lady Killer
Description: A composer named Paul Niles tries to hire Marlowe to keep somebody from killing him. He claims that a woman named Norah Kirby was trying to kill him, but refuses to say why. Marlowe declines the offer. Later that night, he calls Marlowe again to tell exactly why he needs the help. Unfortunately, he was shot and killed while he was on the phone before he could reveal anything. Marlowe decides to investigate the matter further.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe’'), Jeanne Bates, Anne Morrison, Paul Dubov, Theodore Von Eltz, Don Randolph, Edward MacDonald. Raymond Chandler (creator), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Mel Dinelli (writer), Robert Mitchell (writer), Gene Levitt (writer), Richard Aurandt (music), Roy Rowan (announcer).
Notes: Post show promo includes the next First Line Narrative.
First Line Narrative: "Get this and get it straight. Crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave. This time, inside of two hours, a lavish mansion seized with suspicion, a sealed cabin filled with gas in an artist's retreatm and a corpse on the floor. All because one man was too good-looking to be true... to anyone!"
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of mystery, comes his most famous character and crime's most deadly enemy as we present The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Lady Killer'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "The longer I sat in my office with my feet up on the desk and thought about it, the more convinced I became -- Paul Niles was unquestionably the handsomest man I'd ever seen."

Date Aired: 49/08/27
Episode Number: 047
Available: YES
Title: The Eager Witness
Description: Marlowe tracks down the real killer after a witness at a trial seems to be too eager to testify.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Joy Terry, John Dehner, Michael Ann Barrett, Junius Matthews, Ben Wright, Lou Krugman, Lawrence Dobkin, Bud Widom. Raymond Chandler (creator), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Gene Levitt (writer), Robert Mitchell (writer), Mel Dinelli (writer), Richard Aurandt (music), Roy Rowan (announcer).
Notes: Post show promo includes the next First Line Narrative.
First Line Narrative: "Get this and get it straight. Crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave. This started with a man on trial for his life and an A-1 citizen eager to testify. But there it was interrupted. And it wasn't until I found a corpse in a bubbling bath, gunplay in the woods, and lots of blackmail, that the real eager witness had a chance to talk!"
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of mystery, comes his most famous character and crime's most deadly enemy as we present The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Eager Witness'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "Hear ye, hear ye, hear ye, the Superior Court of the State of California before the County of Los Angeles is now in session. The Honorable Albert Wissen, Judge, presiding. Everybody rise."

Date Aired: 49/09/03
Episode Number: 048
Available: YES
Title: The Bum's Rush
Description: Marlowe's Aunt Jessie calls him up to ask him to find a man she wants to marry, a homeless bum named Jonathan Miter, who used to rake leaves for her. Marlowe is hired to find an old geezer, and finds murder instead.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Anne Morrison, Bill Bouchey, Georgia Ellis, Hans Conried, Herb Butterfield, Wilms Herbert. Raymond Chandler (creator), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Gene Levitt (writer), Mel Dinelli (writer), Robert Mitchell (writer), Richard Aurandt (music), Roy Rowan (announcer).
Notes: Post show promo includes the next First Line Narrative.
First Line Narrative: "Get this and get it straight. Crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave. The trail started in Montana with a bum with two names rushing away from his lady love, and led fast into LA, past a southerner from Canada, a worried wool dealer, and a chorus girl with a .45. When it finally stopped at murder in the park, the tramp was still in a hurry."
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of mystery, comes his most famous character and crime's most deadly enemy as we present The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Bum's Rush'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "Ya know, there comes a time in everyone's life when a relative wants a favor. But this was a particularily nice relative -- in fact, a great ol' gal."

Date Aired: 49/09/10
Episode Number: 049
Available: YES
Title: The Rustin Hickory
Description: A teacher from Ferndale, Nebraska, is in big trouble. A photo helps to end the confusion.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Raymond Chandler (creator), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Mel Dinelli (writer), Robert Mitchell (writer), Gene Levitt (writer), Richard Aurandt (music), Roy Rowan (announcer).
Notes: Post show promo includes the next First Line Narrative.
First Line Narrative: "Get this and get it straight. Crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave. The lady tourist was a schoolteacher out after glamour, and she got it. But only after she learned that in Hollywood, the three 'R's' could be readin' done in a dark room, writin' found in a dead man's pocket, and 'rithmatic that added up to murder times two."
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of mystery, comes his most famous character and crime's most deadly enemy as we present The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's transcribed story, 'The Rustin Hickory'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "It was hot in my apartment... even at ten o'clock at night."

Date Aired: 49/09/17
Episode Number: 050
Available: YES
Title: The Baton Sinister
Description: A 15th century tapestry with a "baton sinister" and the murder of the man with only half a face!
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Raymond Chandler (creator), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Mel Dinelli (writer), Robert Mitchell (writer), Gene Levitt (writer), Richard Aurandt (music), Paul Masterson (announcer).
Notes: Post show promo includes the next First Line Narrative.
First Line Narrative: "Get this and get it straight. Crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave. There was a gorgeous tapestry found under a tomb, and they were all after it. The worried importer, the man with half a face, the Englishman in an LA slum, and the lady wearing a green veil, but before it was over, none of them had it, and two of the four were dead."
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of mystery, comes his most famous character and crime's most deadly enemy as we present The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's transcribed story, 'The Baton Sinister'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "I'd watched the blood red sun set behind an ugly purple storm out on the ocean and the weird afterglow that crept into the canyons of the Hollywood hills made me uneasy."

Date Aired: 49/09/24
Episode Number: 051
Available: YES
Title: The Fatted Calf
Description: A cartoonist is murdered, and that's no laughing matter!
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Howard McNear, David Ellis, Vivi Janis. Raymond Chandler (creator), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Gene Levitt (writer), Mel Dinelli (writer), Robert Mitchell (writer), Richard Aurandt (music), Paul Masterson (announcer).
Notes: Post show promo includes the next First Line Narrative.
First Line Narrative: Get this and get it straight. Crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave. This time, rain slashing a glass roof, an old man's curiosity, and an imaginary imp out of place. They all became important when two people died violently so a third could make a killing."
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of mystery, comes his most famous character and crime's most deadly enemy as we present The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Fatted Calf'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "The first storm of the season came as a surprise -- it always does in L.A. where people are never ready for it."

Date Aired: 49/10/01
Episode Number: 052
Available: YES
Title: The Tale of the Mermaid
Description: A traffic accident outside of his office leads Marlowe to a murder on the waterfront and a mermaid.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Rita Lynn, John Dehner, Michael Ann Barrett, Wilms Herbert, Junius Matthews, Herb Vigran, Mark Lawrence. Raymond Chandler (creator), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Mel Dinelli (writer), Robert Mitchell (writer), Gene Levitt (writer), Richard Aurandt (composer, conductor), Paul Masterson (announcer).
Notes: Post show promo includes the next First Line Narrative.
First Line Narrative: "Get this and get it straight. Crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave. This started with a wreck and went from there to double murder, over seventy five thousand bucks worth of glitter, that nobody got in the end. Because I found out just in time what was fishy about the tail of the mermaid."
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of mystery, comes his most famous character and crime's most deadly enemy as we present The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Tail of the Mermaid'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "At 9:30, I was still in my office, tucking in the loose ends on a report, while I listened with half an ear to the fabric of city sounds rising from the street below."

Date Aired: 49/10/08
Episode Number: 053
Available: YES
Title: The Open Window
Description: A beautiful girl with amnesia visits Marlowe and ends up getting pushed out of the window!
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Betty Lou Gerson, Harry Bartell, Jay Novello, Ed Begley, Paul Dubov, Lillian Buyeff. Raymond Chandler (creator), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Robert Mitchell (writer), Gene Levitt (writer), Richard Aurandt (composer, conductor), Paul Masterson (announcer).
Notes: Post show promo includes the next First Line Narrative.
First Line Narrative: "Get this and get it straight. Crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave. This started with a terrified woman lost in a maze of memories she couldn't explain. And waiting for her outside an open window ... was death!"
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of mystery, comes his most famous character and crime's most deadly enemy as we present The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Open Window'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "California's a year-round kind of place, where each day blends into the next with a sort of sunny indifference."

Date Aired: 49/10/15
Episode Number: 054
Available: YES
Title: The Strangle Hold
Description: Marlowe is hired by Manny Favor to fix his problems with John "Peachy" Keen, a wrestler, who is suing Favor for slander. Marlowe teams up with Peachy's ex-wife, Carla Bennett, to solve a murder.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Vivi Janis, Ted Bonelse, Charlotte Lawrence, Barney Phillips, Tony Barrett, Peter Leeds and Junius Matthews. Raymond Chandler (creator), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Robert Mitchell (writer), Gene Levitt (writer), Richard Aurandt (composer, conductor), Paul Masterson (announcer).
Notes: Post show promo includes the next First Line Narrative.
First Line Narrative: "Get this and get it straight. Crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave. This time, a wrestler on the skids, a quick change artist in an alley, and a girl with an eye for angles, all met destruction because a hundred thousand easy bucks caught 'em in a strangle hold which none of 'em wanted to break."
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of mystery, comes his most famous character and crime's most deadly enemy as we present The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Strangle Hold'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "Kill 'em! Break a leg! Kill the bum!" "Sometimes men climb all over themselves for a purpose, sometimes for relaxation, and most times for no reason at all."

Date Aired: 49/10/22
Episode Number: 055
Available: YES
Title: The Smokeout
Description: The newspaper printed a story of the murder before the police knew it wasn't an accident.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Barney Phillips, Jack Kruschen, Polly Bear. Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Gene Levitt (writer).
Notes: Post show promo includes the next First Line Narrative.
First Line Narrative: "Get this and get it straight. Crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave. I didn't know it, but I was caught in a smoke out that lead from a search for a lady in black, past murder at a highway inn, to gunfire in the warehouse for a girl already dead in the morgue."
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of mystery, comes his most famous character and crime's most deadly enemy as we present The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Smokeout'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "It never seems to fail... the sleepless nights that leave you with raw nerves and sandpaper eyelids is always followed by a day that never ends."

Date Aired: 49/10/29
Episode Number: 056
Available: YES
Title: The Green Witch
Description: A Halloween themed plot announced for October 30, 1949. Marlowe is hired to prevent an escaped convict from murder at a masquerade party.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Eve McVey, John Dehner, Paul Frees. Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Robert Mitchell (writer), Gene Levitt (writer), (remaining credits are clipped out).
Notes:
  1. Opening clipped??? There's no standard 'Get this and get is straight' opening.
  2. Ending clipped.
First Line Narrative: "This time, she had hair spun from a red sunset, skin as smooth as warm honey, in a generous mouth that laughed without moving. She was beautiful, except for her cold green eyes."
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of mystery, comes his most famous character and crime's most deadly enemy as we present The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Green Witch'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "Once upon a time, Halloween had been a day in a night on which mortal man had tiptoed over the face of the earth, holding cold hands with fear, and starting at each new shadow the harvest moon casts."

Date Aired: 49/11/05
Episode Number: 057
Available: YES
Title: The Fine Italian Hand
Description: Marlowe is hired by an Italian immigrant to keep his son, a decorated veteran, from making a mistake with a dancer.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Georgia Ellis, Ray Novello, Paul Duval, Barney Phillips, Ann Morrison and Vivi Janis, Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Robert Mitchell (writer), Gene Levitt (writer), Richard Aurandt (composer, conductor), Paul Masterson (announcer).
Notes:
  1. Show closing with patriotic music and episode theme of helping a veteran to take advantage of the play date just before Veterans Day, November 11th.
  2. Post show promo includes the next First Line Narrative: "This time I took a beating from a clever Chinese, ran into a twisted corpse in an alley, and watched death strike on the railroad tracks. All because of an open-toed banjo which was jinxed from the start."
First Line Narrative: "Get this and get it straight. Crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave. It was a broken body in a quiet house, gunplay on a merry-go-round at midnight, and a boy and a girl in love running away all because of one man's fine Italian hand."
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of mystery, comes his most famous character and crime's most deadly enemy as we present The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Fine Italian Hand'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "The day just passed was full of jarring contrasts, laughter hiding heartbreak, a woman dying of loneliness in an overcrowded city, a man who sacrified everything to make a fortune, and shot himself when he got it."

Date Aired: 49/11/12
Episode Number: 058
Available: NO
Title: The Gorgeous Lyre
Description:
Cast:
Notes: Post show promo from last week's episode was: "This time I took a beating from a clever Chinese, ran into a twisted corpse in an alley, and watched death strike on the railroad tracks. All because of an open-toed banjo which was jinxed from the start."

Date Aired: 49/11/19
Episode Number: 059
Available: NO
Title: The Sweet Thing
Description:
Cast:
Notes:

Date Aired: 49/11/26
Episode Number: 060
Available: YES
Title: The Birds on the Wing
Description: The Plunging Comets are a parachute exhibition act on the midway. A mashed comet results when a chute fails to open.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Lois Corbett, Rita Lynn, Don Randolph, Junius Matthews, Jack Moyles, Jimmy Eagles, Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Robert Mitchell (writer), Gene Levitt (writer), Richard Aurandt (music), Roy Rowan (announcer).
Notes:
  1. Gracie Allen appears on the story to ask Philip Marlowe's help to get George Burns a radio show on which he could sing.
  2. Post show promo includes next week's First Line Narrative.
First Line Narrative: "Get this and get it straight. Crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave. They dressed in red, white, and blue and jumped from an ancient biplane at thirty five hundred feet, twice a day, every day, and nobody worried ... until five million bucks went along just for the laughs and death went along for the ride!"
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of mystery, comes his most famous character and crime's most deadly enemy as we present The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Birds on the Wing'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "It had been the kind of quiet, workless week that speaks well for human beings and their relations with one another, but doesn't do much for a private detective's bank balance."

Date Aired: 49/12/03
Episode Number: 061
Available: YES
Title: The Kid on the Corner
Description: Marlowe helps a newsboy find his missing uncle and uncovers a murder while doing it.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Gil Stratton, Jr, Virginia Gregg, Wilms Herbert , Joan Banks, Vivi Janis, arry Dobkin, Raymond Chandler (creator), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Robert Mitchell (writer), Gene Levitt (writer), Richard Aurandt (music), Roy Rowan (announcer).
Notes: Post show promo includes next week's First Line Narrative.
First Line Narrative: "Get this and get it straight. Crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave. This time, it started with a kid hawking papers on Hollywood boulevard, and moved from there to a house full of hate on a quiet street, a blonde liar on ice skates, and a corpse in a burned out shack, and it all wound up right where it really began -- in the heart of the kid on the corner."
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of mystery, comes his most famous character and crime's most deadly enemy as we present The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Kid on the Corner'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "After a day jammed full of heatwaves in December, actresses who passed mascara in long A's office talent, and producers with glossy convertibles and holes in their shoes, the world looked as phony as a seven dollar bill."

Date Aired: 49/12/10
Episode Number: 062
Available: YES
Title: The Little Wishbone
Description: Marlowe meets 'Jonesy' in a butcher shop where they argue over the last chicken. A relationship ensues over the next three weeks as Phil falls in love with her. She has a strange aversion to Laguna Beach and disappears on Marlowe.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Jean Bates, Bill Johnstone, Jane Morgan, John Dehner, Edgar Barrier, Ann Morrison, Larry Dobkin, Raymond Chandler (creator), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Robert Mitchell (writer), Gene Levitt (writer), Richard Aurandt (composer, conductor), Roy Rowan (announcer).
Notes: Post show promo: "This time, a tobacco chewing engineer, a redhead running a bulldozer, and a Leprechaun on a dragline all added up to death at an unfinished trestle and there could have been more, but then I found out which one had actually submitted the lowest bid."
First Line Narrative: [Snip] "and get it straight. Crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave. This started with laughter on a bright morning in a battle over a chicken and got better as it went along. It could have lasted a lifetime but it didn't, it stopped on a grey morning with a little wishbone broken."
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of mystery, comes his most famous character and crime's most deadly enemy as we present The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Little Wishbone'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "Sometimes the sun doesn't shine at nine o'clock in the morning -- sometimes, everything's just grey."

Date Aired: 49/12/17
Episode Number: 063
Available: NO
Title: The Lowest Bid
Description:
Cast:
Notes: Post show promo from last week's episode was: "This time, a tobacco chewing engineer, a redhead running a bulldozer, and a Leprechaun on a dragline all added up to death at an unfinished trestle and there could have been more, but then I found out which one had actually submitted the lowest bid."

Date Aired: 49/12/24
Episode Number: 064
Available: NO
Title: Carol's Christmas
Description:
Cast:
Notes:

Date Aired: 49/12/31
Episode Number: 065
Available: YES
Title: The House That Jacqueline Built
Description: A New Year's Eve show where Marlowe is hired to find a missing house.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Lois Corbett, Howard McNear, Georgia Ellis, John Dehner, Parley Baer, Larry Dobkin, Raymond Chandler (creator), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Robert Mitchell (writer), Gene Levitt (writer), Richard Aurandt (composer, conductor), Roy Rowan (announcer).
Notes:
  1. Show opening clipped.
  2. Post show promo includes next week's First Line Narrative.
First Line Narrative: [Snip] "...I was up the coast with two murders behind me, telling it all to a nice white-haired old lady, when the clock struck twelve."
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of mystery, comes his most famous character and crime's most deadly enemy as we present The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The House That Jacqueline Built'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "They say the end of an old year and the start of a new is a good time to take stock, to stand back and give yourself the once-over, do a re-issue on that tired list of resolutions."

Date Aired: 50/01/07
Episode Number: 066
Available: YES
Title: The Torch Carriers
Description: Marlow tracks a loan shark and finds a lonely gangster -- several in fact!
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Sammy Hill, John Dehner, Vivi Janis Harry Bartell, Wilms Herbert, Edgar Barrier, Raymond Chandler (creator), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Robert Mitchell (writer), Gene Levitt (writer), Richard Aurandt (composer, conductor), Roy Rowan (announcer).
Notes: Post show promo includes next week's First Line Narrative.
First Line Narrative: "Get this and get it straight. Crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave. This time, each carried a torch and each was burned by it. The heel, the hero-worshiper and the hard-bitten blonde and all because of a woman already two days dead."
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of mystery, comes his most famous character and crime's most deadly enemy as we present The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] [Ford Commercial] [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Torch Carriers'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "The eight hours that had just slipped away had been a noisy assortment of big people with little troubles I hadn't wanted to help, and little people with big troubles that I hadn't been able to help."

Date Aired: 50/01/14
Episode Number: 067
Available: YES
Title: The Covered Bridge
Description: While being kidnapped to Mexico, Marlowe comes upon an escaped convict hiding in a deserted farmhouse.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Vivi Janis, Ben Wright, Jack Moyles, Wilms Herbert, Jack Kruschen and Barney Phillips, Raymond Chandler (creator), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Robert Mitchell (writer), Gene Levitt (writer), Richard Aurandt (music), Roy Rowan (announcer).
Notes: Post show promo includes next week's First Line Narrative.
First Line Narrative: "Get this and get it straight. Crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave. This time everything that happened from the orange-haired man with the map, past the oaf with the pitchfork, to the body at the covered bridge was wrong... dead wrong!"
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of mystery, comes his most famous character and crime's most deadly enemy as we present The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Covered Bridge'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "Ya know, every once in a while, into the life of one Philip Marlowe, a little peace and quiet must fall."

Date Aired: 50/01/21
Episode Number: 068
Available: YES
Title: The Bid for Freedom
Description: A mad woman escapes from an asylum and leads Marlowe on a trail of murder.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Jeanne Bates, Larry Dobkin, Yvonne Peattie, Harold Deranforth, Jack Edwards, John T. Smith, Raymond Chandler (creator), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Robert Mitchell (writer), Gene Levitt (writer), Richard Aurandt (music), Roy Rowan (announcer).
Notes: Post show promo includes next week's First Line Narrative.
First Line Narrative: "Get this and get it straight. Crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave. This time a twisted mind, a hole cut in a wire fence, and a corpse in a storeroom, all added up to freedom. But only for the one that had it coming!"
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of mystery, comes his most famous character and crime's most deadly enemy as we present The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Bid for Freedom'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "It never fails -- when you worry over your bank statement, then hug your office phone from nine 'til five, anxious for business, nothing happens."

The following episode is the first to modify the format of the First Line Narrative by ending it with the phrase "It happened like this!"

Date Aired: 50/01/28
Episode Number: 069
Available: YES
Title: The Hairpin Turn
Description: Marlowe meets a pistol-packin' mama, who happens to be a champion sharpshooter, and a dead body, drilled dead center with a target pistol! Keep your ear on Mutt, chum!
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), G. B. Hunter, Jay Novello, Olive Deering (doubles), Ralph Moody, Tony Barrett, Charles Russell, Raymond Chandler (creator), Norman MacDonnell (composer, conductor), Robert Mitchell (writer), Gene Levitt (writer), Richard Aurandt (composer, conductor), Roy Rowan (announcer).
Notes:
  1. This episode is the first to modify the first line narrative by ending it with the phrase "It happened like this!"
  2. Post show promo includes next week's First Line Narrative.
  3. Promo also announces the move to Tuesday, February 7 at 9:30 p.m.
  4. The Goldberg's will fill in this time slot next Saturday.
First Line Narrative: "Get this and get it straight. Crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave. This time a fireball too handy with a target pistol led me down a rocky road past a sleazy moneygrubber to a curly-headed corpse. And it might have gotten worse, if I hadn't slowed down at the hairpin turn. It happened like this!"
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of mystery, comes his most famous character and crime's most deadly enemy as we present The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Hairpin Turn'." [Music]
First Line Plot: [Gunshots and Giggles] "Hey, stop it! Put down that gun and listen to me!" "Stay back, Uncle Enoch." [Gunshot] "How do you like that?"

Series moves to Tuesdays at 9:30 p.m. on CBS.

Date Aired: 50/02/07
Episode Number: 070
Available: YES
Title: The Long Arm
Description: Marlowe reluctantly returns to Bay City to help his pal Ernie, who's been framed for his wife's homicide.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Barney Phillips, Ted Osborne, Sidney Miller, Tom Tully and Bert Holland, Raymond Chandler (creator), Norman MacDonnell (composer, conductor), Robert Mitchell (writer), Gene Levitt (writer), Richard Aurandt (composer, conductor), Roy Rowan (announcer).
Notes: Post show promo includes next week's First Line Narrative.
First Line Narrative: "Get this and get it straight. Crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave. It happened in a place called Bay City, where I was unwelcome to a fat fry cook with a secret and a dapper gambler. But to the long-arm of the law, I was poison. It happened like this!"
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of mystery, comes his most famous character and crime's most deadly enemy as we present The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Long Arm'." [Music]
First Line Plot: [Singing] "I got my Sunday best on --" [Ring] "Goin' strutting with Miss Laura Belle--" [Ring]

Date Aired: 50/02/14
Episode Number: 071
Available: YES
Title: The Grim Echo
Description: Caught in a snowstorm, Philip Marlowe seeks shelter at an inn, run by the family of a man he recently shot and killed!
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Sammie Hill, Betty Lou Gerson, Verna Felton, Frank Gerstle and Junius Matthews. Raymond Chandler (creator), Norman MacDonnell (composer, conductor), Robert Mitchell (writer), Gene Levitt (writer), Richard Aurandt (composer, conductor), Roy Rowan (announcer).
Notes: Post show promo includes next week's First Line Narrative.
First Line Narrative: "Get this and get it straight. Crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave. It could have been perfect. Snow-bound in a mountain lodge with a girl who was falling in love. But also present were a widow sick with rage, a bitter old woman, and a jealous man. All with reason to hate me more then anyone else in the world. It happened like this!"
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of mystery, comes his most famous character and crime's most deadly enemy as we present The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Grim Echo'." [Music]
First Line Plot: [Car] "Hi, there! Brrrr! Some snowstorm, huh?" "Yeah, it's pretty thick."

Date Aired: 50/02/21
Episode Number: 072
Available: YES
Title: The Ladies Night
Description: Ladies' Night in a Turkish bath leads Marlowe to find romance-writer Henrietta and a secret letter.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Jeanette Nolan, Jeanne Bates, G. B. Hunter, Constance Crowder, Lillian Buyeff, Michael Ann Barrett, Raymond Chandler (creator), Norman MacDonnell (composer, conductor), Robert Mitchell (writer), Gene Levitt (writer), Richard Aurandt (composer, conductor), Roy Rowan (announcer).
Notes: Post show promo includes next week's First Line Narrative.
First Line Narrative: "Get this and get it straight. Crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave. This time, a peddler of pulp paper love, a blackmailer with muscles, a south-of-the-border chiseler, a simpering prude, and a corpse in a bedroom all had one thing in common -- each was a woman. It happened like this!"
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of mystery, comes his most famous character and crime's most deadly enemy as we present The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Ladies Night'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "And the moment the sauce is boiling furiously, which is right now, add one full cup of tomato paste gradually and stir vigorously."

Date Aired: 50/02/28
Episode Number: 073
Available: YES
Title: The Big Step
Description: A newspaper story causes a female chemist to vanish and a downtown traffic accident leads to a deathbed confession and an industrial theft!
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Jeanne Bates, Paul Dubov, Vivi Janis, Edgar Barrier, Peter Leeds, arry Dobkin, Raymond Chandler (creator), Norman MacDonnell (composer, conductor), Robert Mitchell (writer), Gene Levitt (writer), Richard Aurandt (composer, conductor), Roy Rowan (announcer).
Notes: Post show promo includes next week's First Line Narrative.
First Line Narrative: "Get this and get it straight. Crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave. This time, a friend with millions, a myopic chemist and a long-haired piano player, were thrown in a panic because a brilliant young lady with a gun was taking a big step -- in the wrong direction. It happened like this!"
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of mystery, comes his most famous character and crime's most deadly enemy as we present The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Big Step'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "Yes, sir, Mr. Marlowe, I always figure -- shoes are just like faces." "How's that, Champ?"

Date Aired: 50/03/07
Episode Number: 074
Available: YES
Title: The Monkey's Uncle
Description: Lesley McDuff tries to hire Marlowe to save Cornelius, a chimpanzee, (who was purchased from McDuff) to portray an English butler, from being taken out of town.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Mary Lansing, John Dehner, Tudor Owen, Sam Edwards, Michael Ann Barrett, Harry Bartell, Junius Matthews, Raymond Chandler (creator), Norman MacDonnell (composer, conductor), Robert Mitchell (writer), Gene Levitt (writer), Richard Aurandt (composer, conductor), Roy Rowan (announcer).
Notes:
  1. Radio and Television Life Magazine has this week named Gerald Mohr as the "Best Male Actor In Radio".
  2. Post show promo includes next week's First Line Narrative.
First Line Narrative: "Get this and get it straight. Crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave. This time, I tangled with a mad Scotchman, a phony English Lord, and a blonde corpse in a freight house -- all because of a butler who walked on his knuckles. It happened like this!"
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of mystery, comes his most famous character and crime's most deadly enemy as we present The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Monkey's Uncle'." [Music]
First Line Plot: [Ring] "Hello?" "Mr. Philip Marlowe, please. It's very important." "This is Marlowe." "Oh, thank heavens you're still in your office at this late hour, Mr. Marlowe. I must have your help at once."

Date Aired: 50/03/14
Episode Number: 075
Available: YES
Title: The Vital Statistic
Description: A lady silk merchant is strangled with a pajama sash. Watch out for that very tough lady in slacks!
Cast: Gerald Mohr (‘Philip Marlowe’), Charlotte Lawrence, Elliott Reid, Doris Singleton, Georgia Ellis, Bill Lally, Hugh Thomas, Lawrence Dobkin, Raymond Chandler (creator), Norman MacDonnell (composer, conductor), Robert Mitchell (writer), Gene Levitt (writer), Richard Aurandt (composer, conductor), Roy Rowan (announcer).
Notes:
  1. Post show promo includes next week's First Line Narrative.
  2. Plus, an announcement that Gerald Mohr can currently be seen starring in Republic’s The Blonde Bandit.
First Line Narrative: "Get this and get it straight. Crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave. This time a carhop knocked me down a flight of stairs, an honest woman was strangled by a green silk sash, and a simpering dandy was shot to death. All because of a run-of-the-mill accident, five hundred miles away. It happened like this!"
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of mystery, comes his most famous character and crime's most deadly enemy as we present The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Vital Statistic'." [Music]
First Line Plot: [News boy hawking late edition] "Hey boy, gimme a paper, will ya?" "Paper, Mister? Yes, sir! Whadda ya like? Races, comics, or classifieds?"

Date Aired: 50/03/21
Episode Number: 076
Available: YES
Title: The Deep Shadow
Description: Shirley, a disappearing bride leads to a nightclub murder, $50,000 and the old double cross.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Lillian Buyeff, Joan Banks, Verna Felton Yvonne Peattie, Jeff Corey, Jack Kruschen, Tom Holland, Lawrence Dobkin, Raymond Chandler (creator), Norman MacDonnell (composer, conductor), Robert Mitchell (writer), Gene Levitt (writer), Richard Aurandt (composer, conductor), Roy Rowan (announcer).
Notes:
  1. Post show promo includes next week's First Line Narrative.
  2. Plus, an announcement that Gerald Mohr can currently be seen starring in Republic’s The Blonde Bandit.
First Line Narrative: "Get this and get it straight. Crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave. This time a bride to be, a corpse in a plush bungalow, and a southern drawl behind a gun, all had one thing in common. They moved through the same deep shadow. It happened like this!"
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of mystery, comes his most famous character and crime's most deadly enemy as we present The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Vital Statistic'." [Music]
First Line Plot: [Ring] "Hello?" "Mr. Philip Marlowe, please." "This is Marlowe." "My name is Harvey Kettering and I'm to be married in four hours at nine sharp."

Date Aired: 50/03/28
Episode Number: 077
Available: YES
Title: The Sword of Cebu
Description: A missing sword is found with a Romanian, through his back! An albino Siamese cat points to the sword's real value.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Jeanne Bates, Byron Kane, Tony Barrett, Paul Frees, Junius Matthews, Barney Phillips, Raymond Chandler (creator), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Richard Aurandt (composer, conductor), Robert Mitchell (writer), Gene Levitt (writer), Roy Rowan (announcer).
Notes:
  1. Post show promo includes next week's First Line Narrative.
  2. Plus, an announcement that Gerald Mohr can currently be seen starring in Republic’s The Blonde Bandit.
First Line Narrative: "Get this and get it straight. Crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave. This time, I started with a Romanian from left field, got mislead in a Philippine jungle, chased a beautiful blonde clear to Venice, and wound up with a friend from Siam. All without ever leaving Los Angles. It happened like this!"
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of mystery, comes his most famous character and crime's most deadly enemy as we present The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Sword of Cebu'." [Music]
First Line Plot: [Singing] "Da, da... da, da... who have lost their way..." "Excuse me, you could tell me where is the office of Philip Marlowe the detective maybe?"

Date Aired: 50/04/04
Episode Number: 078
Available: YES
Title: The Man on the Roof
Description: A young man is trapped on a roof as the cops close in. Marlowe tells this story of murder and robbery in flashback before trying to talk him down.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Virginia Gregg, Jack Edwards, Lillian Buyeff, Doris Singleton, Jack Kruschen, Lawrence Dobkin, Raymond Chandler (creator), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Robert Mitchell (writer), Gene Levitt (writer), Richard Aurandt (composer, conductor), Roy Rowan (announcer).
Notes:
  1. Post show promo includes next week's First Line Narrative.
  2. Plus, an announcement that Gerald Mohr can currently be seen starring in Republic’s The Blonde Bandit.
First Line Narrative: "Get this and get it straight. Crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave. This time an old Spanish woman who cared, a redhead in mink who didn’t, and a green suede button beside a corpse all lead me to a wounded man with a gun in his hand, cornered on a warehouse roof. It happened like this!"
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of mystery, comes his most famous character and crime's most deadly enemy as we present The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's transcribed story, 'The Man on the Roof'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "Hey, officer! There he is again on the top of the fire escape!" "Look, he's bleeding -- you got him the last time!"

William Conrad substitutes for Gerald Mohr as Philip Marlowe on April 11, 1950.

Date Aired: 50/04/11
Episode Number: 079
Available: YES
Title: The Anniversary Gift
Description: Marlowe is hired to retrieve a valuable platinum watch, a year after the owner's death... worth its weight in murder!
Cast: William Conrad ('Philip Marlowe'), Roy Rowan (announcer), Edgar Barrier, Sammie Hill, John Dehner, Harry Bartell, Jeanne Bates, Ralph Moody, Lawrence Dobkin, Harry Bartell, Raymond Chandler (creator).
Notes:
  1. This is the only known episode in this series in which William (Bill) Conrad plays the lead instead of Gerald Mohr.
  2. Post show promo includes next week's First Line Narrative.
First Line Narrative: "Get this and get it straight. Crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave. This time a platinum wrist watch, a body on a lonely strip of beach, and a case of heart failure in a Beverley Hills garage all added up to blackmail 25 years old and a killer who would never be caught. It happened like this!"
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of mystery, comes his most famous character and crime's most deadly enemy as we present The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Ford Commercial] [Music] "And now, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Anniversary Gift'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "We turn left at the next corner, cabby." "OK."

Date Aired: 50/04/18
Episode Number: 080
Available: YES
Title: The Angry Eagle
Description: Marlowe poses as a sports writer to help a trainer-friend with a problem prize fighter, named Danny Eagle.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Anne Morrison, Barney Phillips, Elliott Reid, Frank Gerstle, Howard McNear, Gene Levitt (writer), Joan Banks, Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Raymond Chandler (creator), Richard Aurandt (music), Robert Mitchell (writer), Wilms Herbert.
Notes:
  1. Post show promo includes next week's First Line Narrative.
  2. Plus, an announcement that Gerald Mohr can currently be seen starring in Republic’s The Blonde Bandit.
First Line Narrative: "Get this and get it straight. Crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave. This time I was in the country where the night should have been nothing but peace and quiet but a pair of angry eagles changed all that. One was solid gold and too close to a battered corpse, the other weighted 160 pounds and was too quick with his fists. It happened like this!"
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of mystery, comes his most famous character and crime's most deadly enemy as we present The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Angry Eagle'." [Music]
First Line Plot: [Ring] "Mr. Philip Marlowe, please. Clover Lake telephoning." "This is Marlowe." "One moment, sir. Go ahead on your call to Los Angeles, please."

Date Aired: 50/04/25
Episode Number: 081
Available: YES
Title: The High-Collared Cape
Description: A ballerina asks Marlowe to find her friend Andre and dances to the tune of murder!
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Roy Rowan (announcer), Georgia Ellis, Wilms Herbert, Edgar Barrier, Elliott Reid, Lou Krugman, Michael Ann Barrett, Raymond Chandler (creator), Robert Mitchell (writer), Gene Levitt (writer), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Richard Aurandt (composer, conductor).
Notes: Post show promo includes next week's First Line Narrative.
First Line Narrative: "Get this and get it straight. Crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave. This time a nervous breakdown in a driving rain, a cape with a high collar, and a tiny sliver of glass led me from the ballet and a beautiful dancer to the edge of a cliff and death. It happened like this!"
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of mystery, comes his most famous character and crime's most deadly enemy as we present The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The High Collared Cape'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "Aaah, nothing like a drink and a good book on a rainy night -- and what a night."

Date Aired: 50/05/02
Episode Number: 082
Available: YES
Title: The Seahorse Jockey
Description: A $50,000 brooch has been stolen, two murders committed, one of them a client, and Marlowe looks for guilt on the waterfront.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Ed Begley, Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Gene Levitt (writer), Robert Mitchell (writer).
Notes: Post show promo includes next week's First Line Narrative.
First Line Narrative: "Get this and get it straight. Crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave. This time it was the fishy horseplay from a red headed beauty, past a black bearded sailor, to a neck and neck finish over a wandering seahorse worth fifty thousand bucks, and I was the jockey. It happened like this!"
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of mystery, comes his most famous character and crime's most deadly enemy as we present The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Sea Horse Jockey'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "Ya know, Mr. Marlowe, when you came in today, I said to myself, I said, it's a funny thing -- you've been getting your hair cuts here now for six, seven years, but I never found out how you vote. Republican or Democrat?"

There are a couple format changes in the show beginning with "The Hiding Place" episode. Most noticeable is the permanent return to the full length of the original opening phrase "Get this and get it straight. Crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave. There’s no other end, but they never learn." That logo intro would no longer be followed by the usual teaser of the First Line Narrative. It is dropped from the opening of the script, but is still used as an end of broadcast promo for the following week’s show.

Date Aired: 50/05/09
Episode Number: 083
Available: YES
Title: The Hiding Place
Description: Marlowe is hired to find Chip O'Brien. The trail leads to a stolen $110,000 worth of jewelry and a "Big Wheel".
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Gene Levitt (writer), Herb Butterfield, Howard McNear, Jean Hite (director), Joan Banks, Lee Millar, Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Raymond Chandler (creator), Richard Aurandt (music), Robert Griffin, Robert Mitchell (writer), Virginia Gregg.
Notes: Post show promo for the next episode: "It started at dawn in a Los Angles taxi and wound up that night on a cliff in the middle of the Pacific, all because of a Dutchman with $50,000, a corpse in a lily pond, and an oriental with a chauffeur who wanted a cloak made of nothing but feathers."
First Line Narrative: "Get this and get it straight. Crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave. There’s no other end, but they never learn."
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of mystery, comes his most famous character and crime's most deadly enemy as we present The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Hiding Place'." [Music]
First Line Plot: [Ring] "Mrs. Bryant Gift Shop. Oh yes, yes, Mr. Walton. The bookends? Well, let me see now -- that was the little Dutch figurines wasn’t it? The boy and the girl? ... All right fine. Well I’ll have to -- oh. Hold, hold the line a minute, Mr. Walton. Mr. Marlowe... you’re back." "Yes, Mrs. Bryant." "Did you find him, Mr. Marlowe. Did you find Chipper?" "Chipper is dead, Mrs. Bryant."

Date Aired: 50/05/16
Episode Number: 084
Available: YES
Title: Cloak of Kamehameha
Description: There are two Philip Marlowe's in Honolulu, looking for a very valuable historical cloak... and one of the Marlowe’s is found dead in a lily pond, with a cross between his shoulder blades.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Berry Kroeger, Byron Kane, Clarke Gordon, Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Gene Levitt (writer), Robert Mitchell (writer), Roy Rowan (announcer).
Notes:
  1. This is a repeat of the script from April 23, 1949.
  2. In previous episode, Marlowe states a summary description of this episode.
  3. Post show promo for the next episode: "This time a dead witness, a $100,000 bribe, the eyes of a beautiful dreamer, and a corpse in a tool bin were all tied tight to the same thing, a fox’s tail."
First Line Narrative: "Get this and get it straight. Crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave. There’s no other end, but they never learn."
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of mystery, comes his most famous character and crime's most deadly enemy as we present The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's transcribed story, 'The Cloak of Kamehameha'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "The message that was delivered by a repulsively-wide-awake boy missing his two front-row centers had arrived at 6 in the a.m. and had come in two parts. The first scrawled in black ink on a wrinkled piece of paper said Marlowe get hold of a taxi cab, pose as the driver yourself and exactly 8:00 o’clock this morning come past 8840 North Hawkins Drive."

Date Aired: 50/05/23
Episode Number: 085
Available: YES
Title: The Fox's Tail
Description: Marlowe poses as a corpse to spoil a blackmail scheme. Max has evidence against Sheppard, the gangster, but he doesn't live to deliver it.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlow'’), Parley Baer, Georgia Ellis, Raymond Chandler (creator), Roy Rowan (announcer), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Robert Mitchell (writer), Gene Levitt (writer), Howard McNear, Lou Krugman, Rick Vallin, Hugh Thomas, Richard Aurandt (composer, conductor).
Notes:
  1. In previous episode, Marlowe states a summary description of this episode.
  2. Post show promo for the next episode: "This time there was a fish that talked with a lisp, a hot blonde with cold cash on her mind, and a cop with dirty French cuffs, and I mixed with them all without even getting out of my own bed."
First Line Narrative: "Get this and get it straight. Crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or an early grave. There’s no other end, but they never learn."
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of mystery, comes his most famous character and crime's most deadly enemy as we present The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's transcribed story, 'The Fox's Tail'." [Music]
First Line Plot: [Ring] "Oh, no. There are some times when the phone just never should have been invented."

Date Aired: 50/05/30
Episode Number: 086
Available: YES
Title: The Bedside Manners
Description: Maynard Patterson has lost $50,000 to Mr. Fish. Marlowe works on the case while never leaving his bed with a broken leg!
Cast: Gerald Mohr (‘Philip Marlowe’), Anne Stone, David Ellis, Frank Gerstle, Gene Levitt (writer), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Paul Dubov, Raymond Chandler (creator), Richard Aurandt (music), Robert Mitchell (writer), Roy Rowan (announcer), Vivi Janis, Wilms Herbert.
Notes:
  1. In previous episode, Marlowe states a summary description of this episode.
  2. Post show promo for the next episode: "This time it was strictly out of whack, from a perfect hostess who was rude to her guests, past a big red fence that ran all the way from LA to Palm Springs, to a second story man stabbed to death in a basement apartment."
First Line Narrative: "Get this and get it straight. Crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave. There’s no other end, but they never learn."
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of mystery, comes his most famous character and crime's most deadly enemy as we present The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's transcribed story, 'The Bedside Manners'." [Music]
First Line Plot: [Singing] "Get yer hat, and hit the street... da, da, da, da, dee ...." "Hi, Mr Marlowe." "Hiya, Tommy." "Paper tonight?" "OK, kid. Here ya are."

Date Aired: 50/06/06
Episode Number: 087
Available: YES
Title: The Uneasy Head
Description: Marlowe is slipped a mickey in a bar while looking for Sammy Archer, a second story burglar. A jeweled tiara has been stolen and a permanent double cross follows.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Raymond Chandler (creator), Robert Mitchell (writer), Gene Levitt (writer), Richard Aurandt (composer, conductor), Roy Rowan (announcer), Verna Felton, Ben Wright, Edgar Barrier, Charlotte Lawrence, John Dehner, Wally Maher, Lou Krugman.
Notes:
  1. In previous episode, Marlowe states a summary description of this episode.
  2. Post show promo for the next episode: "This time there was an innocent aboard, a noisy corpse and a quiet killer, but before I knew which was which, I’d mix with all three, while going seventy miles an hour."
  3. Post show promo to announce schedule change to Wednesday night at 10:00 p.m.
First Line Narrative: "Get this and get it straight. Crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave. There’s no other end, but they never learn."
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of mystery, comes his most famous character and crime's most deadly enemy as we present The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's transcribed story, 'The Uneasy Head'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "Hey, Flattery, you runnin' a bar, here?"

Series moves to Wednesdays at 10:00 p.m. on CBS.

Date Aired: 50/06/14
Episode Number: 088
Available: YES
Title: Face to Forget
Description: Marlowe is tracking David Stroud for his client, Helen Wyatt, on a train to San Francisco. Good surprise ending. A corpse comes along for the ride, and the ride ends when Marlowe is forced to jump from the train.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Norman MacDonnell, Richard Aurandt (composer, conductor), Bob Stevenson (announcer), Robert Mitchell (writer), Gene Levitt (writer), Harry Bartell, Sammie Hill, Roy Rowan, Parley Baer, Lawrence Dobkin, Elliott Reid, Junius Matthews, Raymond Chandler (creator).
Notes:
  1. In previous episode, Marlowe states a summary description of this episode.
  2. Post show promo for the next episode: "This time I tangled with three snakes, the first was made of gold, the second wore a mustache, the third was in the bag. And each in it's own way, poison."
First Line Narrative: "Get this and get it straight. Crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave. There’s no other end, but they never learn."
Show Opening: "For your enjoyment, Wrigley's Spearmint Chewing Gums brings you Raymond Chandler's most famous character in The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] [Wrigley's Spearmint Chewing Gum Commercial] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Face to Forget'." [Music]
First Line Plot: [Doorknob] "Alright, alright, wise guy, I told you once you couldn't come up here to this room, Marlowe."

Date Aired: 50/06/21
Episode Number: 089
Available: YES
Title: The Gold Cobra
Description: Marlowe is hired by Roth Winkman, a character right out of Dickens, to deliver a gold cobra to Chicago. A real snake puts some bite into the case.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), William Lally (announcer), Bob Stevenson (announcer), Gene Levitt (writer), Howard McNear, Lou Krugman, Lynn Allen, Michael Ann Barrett, Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Raymond Chandler (creator), Richard Aurandt (music), Robert Mitchell (writer), Wilms Herbert.
Notes:
  1. In previous episode, Marlowe states a summary description of this episode.
  2. Post show promo for the next episode: "This time I caught a killer on a lonely pelican's roost. It took a fist fight on the sidewalk, a flyweight drummer with an ice pick in his back, and a vicious meeting on a yacht to do it. That plus the color of a girl's hair."
First Line Narrative: "Get this and get it straight. Crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave. There’s no other end, but they never learn."
Show Opening: [Music] "Wrigley's Spearmint Chewing Gum, the refreshing delicious treat that gives you chewing enjoyment, presents for your listening enjoyment, Raymond Chandler's most famous character, in The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] [Wrigley's Spearmint Chewing Gum Commercial] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, the makers of Wrigley's Spearmint Chewing Gum are glad to bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Gold Cobra'." [Music]
First Line Plot: [Singing] "My mama done told me... da-da-da-da De-da..."

Date Aired: 50/06/28
Episode Number: 090
Available: YES
Title: The Pelican's Roost
Description: Lynn Russell hires Marlowe, even though it looks like she's a killer. A corpse with an ice pick through the neck and mascara for a blonde, leads to the solution of the case.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Raymond Chandler (creator), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Robert Mitchell (writer), Gene Levitt (writer), Lillian Buyeff, John Dehner, Jack Kruschen, Bob Stevenson (announcer), Lawrence Dobkin, Georgia Ellis, David Ellis, Paul Dubov, Richard Aurandt (composer, conductor).
Notes:
  1. Pre-show news flash identifies the probable start of the Korean Conflict.
  2. In previous episode, Marlowe states a summary description of this episode.
  3. Post show promo for the next episode: "This time it was a big city, dirty from a trigger fisted thug in yellow suede shoes, a lady's heart dropped in the gutter and a corpse in a Hollywood duplex. But in the middle of it all, and setting the pace was a sweet little girl from Pumpkin Center Kansas."
First Line Narrative: "Get this, and get it straight -- crime is a sucker's road, and those who travel it, wind up in the gutter, the prison, or the grave... There's no other end -- but they never learn."
Show Opening: [Music] "Wrigley's Spearmint Chewing Gum, the refreshing delicious treat that gives you chewing enjoyment, presents for your listening enjoyment, Raymond Chandler's most famous character, in The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] [Wrigley's Spearmint Chewing Gum Commercial] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, the makers of Wrigley's Spearmint Chewing Gum are glad to bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Pelican's Roost'." [Music]
First Line Plot: [Ring] "Hello, Marlowe speaking." "Oh, Phil, thank heaven you're home tonight." "Lynn?" "Yes." "Lynn Russell?"

Date Aired: 50/07/05
Episode Number: 091
Available: YES
Title: The Girl from Pitchfork Corners
Description: Marlowe is hired by Donna Rawlings to make sure Arnold Lattimore gets where he's going. Donna turns up dead and a lovesick girl from Kansas complicates the case.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Bob Stevenson (announcer), Gene Levitt (writer), Harry Bartell, Hugh Thomas, Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Peter Leeds, Raymond Chandler (creator), Richard Aurandt (music), Robert Mitchell (writer), Sammie Hill, Tony Barrett, Vivi Janis, Wally Maher.
Notes:
  1. In previous episode, Marlowe states a summary description of this episode.
  2. Post show promo for the next episode: "This time I spent the night in an ancient Spanish castle with an overworked count guarding a tomb, a caretaker with blood on his mind and a seven footer called Peter the Cruel which was one thing, the other was worse, they all lived in the Sixteenth Century."
First Line Narrative: "Get this, and get it straight -- crime is a sucker's road, and those who travel it, wind up in the gutter, the prison, or the grave... There's no other end -- but they never learn."
Show Opening: [Music] "Wrigley's Spearmint Chewing Gum, the refreshing delicious treat that gives you chewing enjoyment, presents for your listening enjoyment, Raymond Chandler's most famous character, in The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] [Wrigley's Spearmint Chewing Gum Commercial] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, the makers of Wrigley's Spearmint Chewing Gum are glad to bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Girl from Pitchfork Corners'." [Music]
First Line Plot: [Train Whistle] "Sure, I'm sure what I'm sayin', what I'm sayin'... do I, do I look like I'm wearin', wearin' blinkers?"

Date Aired: 50/07/12
Episode Number: 092
Available: YES
Title: The Iron Coffin
Description: Marlowe visits a 16th century Spanish castle (in northern California) to battle the ghost of "Peter The Cruel", who lives in an eight foot iron coffin! An imaginative story, good radio!
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Raymond Chandler (creator), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Robert Mitchell (writer), Gene Levitt (writer), Richard Aurandt (composer, conductor), Irene Tedrow, David Ellis, Edgar Barrier, Jay Novello, Parley Baer, Barney Phillips, Bob Stevenson (announcer), Lillian Buyeff.
Notes:
  1. In previous episode, Marlowe states a summary description of this episode.
  2. Post show promo for next episode: "This time a dying man’s last wish led me from a gunman with orders to stop me, past a battered corpse and a crumbling mansion, to a ruthless redhead playing for keeps, and when it was over, the one in the middle got away with everything, except the dying man’s last wish."
First Line Narrative: "Get this, and get it straight -- crime is a sucker's road, and those who travel it, wind up in the gutter, the prison, or the grave... There's no other end -- but they never learn."
Show Opening: [Music] "Wrigley's Spearmint Chewing Gum, the refreshing delicious treat that gives you chewing enjoyment, presents for your listening enjoyment, Raymond Chandler's most famous character, in The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] [Wrigley's Spearmint Chewing Gum Commercial] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, the makers of Wrigley's Spearmint Chewing Gum are glad to bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Iron Coffin'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "Dear Sir, colon... I wouldn't touch your proposition with some else's ten foot pole. Period. Furthermore I --" [Ring]

Date Aired: 50/07/19
Episode Number: 093
Available: YES
Title: The Last Wish
Description: Marlowe sets out to find Jack Schiller for his father, Jacob, a dying old man. Not as easy as it sounds.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Bob Stevenson (announcer), Gene Levitt (writer), Harold Dryanforth, Jack Edwards, Jack Kruschen, June Foray, Lawrence Dobkin, Lynn Allen, Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Raymond Chandler (creator), Richard Aurandt (composer, conductor), Robert Mitchell (writer), Stan Waxman.
Notes:
  1. Post show promo announces schedule change to Fridays, no time given.
  2. In previous episode, Marlowe states a summary description of this episode.
  3. Post show promo for the next episode: "This time I found an old friend in the morgue, watched the man with the burned hand die in a quiet garden and listened to a pathetic killer give up. All because a little glass donkey came to town."
First Line Narrative: "Get this, and get it straight -- crime is a sucker's road, and those who travel it, wind up in the gutter, the prison, or the grave... There's no other end -- but they never learn."
Show Opening: [Music] "Wrigley's Spearmint Chewing Gum, the refreshing delicious treat that gives you chewing enjoyment, presents for your listening enjoyment, Raymond Chandler's most famous character, in The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] [Wrigley's Spearmint Chewing Gum Commercial] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, the makers of Wrigley's Spearmint Chewing Gum are glad to bring you tonight's transcribed story, 'The Last Wish'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "Flight 7 from Dallas, Texas, now arriving, gate four... Flight 7 from Dallas, Texas..." "Here we are, sir, just coffee."

Series moves to Fridays at 8:00 p.m. on CBS.

Date Aired: 50/07/28
Episode Number: 094
Available: YES
Title: The Glass Donkey
Description: Lt. Mathews asks Marlowe to help find who shot Helen Lofton. And what about the glass donkey, made in Mexico and sold at the track in Tijuana?
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Bob Stevenson (announcer), Gene Levitt (writer), John Stevenson, Lawrence Dobkin, Michael Ann Barrett, Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Raymond Chandler (creator), Richard Aurandt (music), Robert Mitchell (writer), Vic Perrin, Vivi Janis, William Johnstone, William Lally.
Notes:
  1. In previous episode, Marlowe states a summary description of this episode.
  2. Post show promo for the next episode: "This time it got off to a swashbuckling start at a pirate's cove. A map to a fortune in black pearls ran past a beautiful island girl, a conniving Malayan merchant, and stopped at a wild man from Borneo, dead in a rusty hulk. All in the quiet outskirts of Los Angeles."
First Line Narrative: "Get this, and get it straight -- crime is a sucker's road, and those who travel it, wind up in the gutter, the prison, or the grave... There's no other end -- but they never learn."
Show Opening: [Music] "Wrigley's Spearmint Chewing Gum, the refreshing delicious treat that gives you chewing enjoyment, presents for your listening enjoyment, Raymond Chandler's most famous character, in The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] [Wrigley's Spearmint Chewing Gum Commercial] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, the makers of Wrigley's Spearmint Chewing Gum are glad to bring you tonight's transcribed story, 'The Glass Donkey'." [Music]
First Line Plot: [Ring] "Hello, Philip Marlowe." "Oh, this is Matthews, Phil." "Hi." "Er, listen, Phil..." "Yeah?" "Didn’t you once go around with a brunette named Helen Lofton?"

Date Aired: 50/08/04
Episode Number: 095
Available: YES
Title: The Parrot's Bed
Description: Marlowe is paid $500 to find Lash Lauterback and walks into a bad situation, and a fabulous bed of black pearls.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe').
Notes:
  1. Beginning of episode missing.
  2. In previous episode, Marlowe states a summary description of this episode.
  3. Tail end of show missing.
  4. Post show promo is missing.
First Line Narrative: [MISSING]
Show Opening: [MISSING]
First Line Plot: [Tires Screech] "Well, here we are mister, the Pirate’s Cove. Only bar on San Pedro catering to the sea faring trade we ain’t tried yet."

Date Aired: 50/08/11
Episode Number: 096
Available: YES
Title: The Quiet Magpie
Description: Vincent Calloway is standing trial for the murder of his father, Coleman, which he did not commit. Marlowe is hired to prove his innocence.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Charlie Lung, Gene Levitt (writer), Harold Dryanforth, Lynn Allen, Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Ralph Moody, Ralph Moody, Richard Aurandt (music), Robert Mitchell (writer), Roy Rowan (announcer), William Johnstone, Wilms Herbert, Raymond Chandler (creator).
Notes: Post show promo for the next episode: "This time an eager young kid took a beating in an alley, a lobster face began to boil, and a pair of month old corpses got together. All because a woman in a dark tunnel kept a secret that didn’t belong to her."
First Line Narrative: "Get this, and get it straight -- crime is a sucker's road, and those who travel it, wind up in the gutter, the prison, or the grave... There's no other end -- but they never learn."
Show Opening: [Music] "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of crime fiction, comes his most famous character, in The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's transcribed story, 'The Quiet Magpie'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "That's a lie, a deliberate, dirty lie!" "Counsel, would you restrain the defendant, Mr. Calloway, from making another such outburst?"

Date Aired: 50/08/18
Episode Number: 097
Available: YES
Title: The Dark Tunnel
Description: A beautiful girl and a disfiguring fire... and it only starts with a guy getting beat up in an alley.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Roy Rowan (announcer), Lurene Tuttle, Bob Sweeney, Paul Dubov, Barney Phillips, Lawrence Dobkin, David Ellis, Raymond Chandler (creator).
Notes:
  1. In previous episode, Marlowe states a summary description of this episode.
  2. Post show promo for the next episode: "This time greed in a green suede dress, a die hard from Dixie, and a cuckoo coin collector added up to violent deaths for two, and all over a half a buck in confederate money."
First Line Narrative: "Get this, and get it straight -- crime is a sucker's road, and those who travel it, wind up in the gutter, the prison, or the grave... There's no other end -- but they never learn."
Show Opening: [Music] "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of crime fiction, comes his most famous character, in The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Dark Tunnel'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "So, after being hitched one month, Marlowe -- for 30 days -- where am I?" "I don’t know, where are you?" "Out in the cold, and with enough unpaid bills, Marlowe, to choke an elephant."

Date Aired: 50/08/25
Episode Number: 098
Available: YES
Title: The Collector's Item
Description: An 1864 Confederate half dollar is the only clue to the murder of Leon Reati. No wonder, the coin is worth $37,000!
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), B. J. Thompson, Gene Levitt (writer), Jack Kruschen, Raymond Chandler (creator), Richard Aurandt (music), Richard Sanville (director), Robert Mitchell (writer), Roy Rowan (announcer), Shepard Menken, Tom Tully, Tony Barrett.
Notes:
  1. In previous episode, Marlowe states a summary description of this episode.
  2. Post show promo for next episode: "This time an old man dead in a flop house, a sot who carved wood, a fallen lady with an eye for gold lockets and a snake with big ears all led me to a soft spot in a killer's hard heart."
First Line Narrative: "Get this, and get it straight -- crime is a sucker's road, and those who travel it, wind up in the gutter, the prison, or the grave... There's no other end -- but they never learn."
Show Opening: [Music] "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of crime fiction, comes his most famous character, in The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Collector's Item'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "Hey, turn the corner, cabby -- don't lose 'em." "Don’t worry mister, there they are up ahead in that new Nash." "Uh-huh." "And a white Panama hat shows up through the back window of that cab like a sign board."

Date Aired: 50/09/01
Episode Number: 099
Available: YES
Title: The Soft Spot
Description: Earl Hanley, newsman, hires Marlowe to find a missing old man.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Bill Bouchey, Edgar Barrier, Gene Levitt (writer), Nestor Paiva, Paul Dubov, Peter Leeds, Raymond Chandler (creator), Richard Aurandt (music), Richard Sanville (director), Robert Mitchell (writer), Roy Rowan (announcer), Verna Felton, Vivi Janis.
Notes:
  1. Post show promo: broadcast time shifts an hour and a half later starting the following week.
  2. In previous episode, Marlowe states a summary description of this episode.
  3. Post show promo for next episode: "This time there were five masks. One for greed, one for cowardice, one for cruelty, and one for deceit, and they all covered a murder, but it was the fifth mask that really counted. Because it uncovered the killer!"
First Line Narrative: "Get this, and get it straight -- crime is a sucker's road, and those who travel it, wind up in the gutter, the prison, or the grave... There's no other end -- but they never learn."
Show Opening: [Music] "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of crime fiction, comes his most famous character, in The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Soft Spot'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "And so much for the news from abroad. Here in Los Angeles, two persons were killed and eight injured today in three separate automobile accidents attributed directly to the thick fog that has blanketed the city ever since yesterday morning. And according to the weather bureau, the fog, which is rolling in from the sea, will be with us for --" "Fog, smog, everything's cockeyed."

Series moves to Fridays at 9:30 p.m. on CBS.

Date Aired: 50/09/08
Episode Number: 100
Available: YES
Title: The Fifth Mask
Description: Vivian Barnes hires Marlowe after a man threatens her life.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Anne Stone, Betty Lou Gerson, Frances Robinson, Gene Levitt (writer), Jay Novello, Lawrence Dobkin, Olan Soule, Raymond Chandler (creator), Richard Aurandt (music), Richard Sanville (director), Robert Mitchell (writer), Roy Rowan (announcer).
Notes:
  1. In previous episode, Marlowe states a summary description of this episode.
  2. Post show promo for next episode: "This time a little man with big heels tried to run over me. A giant and a warehouse nearly cost me my life, and a treacherous blonde almost buried me at sea. All that for a client that couldn't pay me a cent, but on whose behalf they were paid in full!"
First Line Narrative: "Get this, and get it straight -- crime is a sucker's road, and those who travel it, wind up in the gutter, the prison, or the grave... There's no other end -- but they never learn."
Show Opening: [Music] "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of crime fiction, comes his most famous character, in The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Fifth Mask'." [Music]
First Line Plot: [Doorbell] [Door opening] "Brother, am I glad to see you! You are Phillip Marlowe?" "Yeah, yeah, I’m Marlowe."

Date Aired: 50/09/15
Episode Number: 101
Available: YES
Title: The Final Payment
Description: Marlowe is summoned by his friend, Billy Sonaro -- a man who is about to be executed in prison.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Richard Aurandt (composer, conductor), Roy Rowan (announcer), Robert Mitchell (writer), Gene Levitt (writer), Wally Maher, Lawrence Dobkin, Lou Krugman, Michael Ann Barrett, Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), William Johnstone, David Ellis, Tom Holland, Doris Singleton, Raymond Chandler (creator).
Notes:
  1. In previous episode, Marlowe states a summary description of this episode.
  2. Post show promo for next episode: "This time I found a corpse in a flower shop, a gypsy who read her own fortune in dollar signs, and a death struggle twenty feet from a crowded merry-go-round. All this because a man forgot one white carnation!"
First Line Narrative: "Get this, and get it straight -- crime is a sucker's road, and those who travel it, wind up in the gutter, the prison, or the grave... There's no other end -- but they never learn."
Show Opening: [Music] "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of crime fiction, comes his most famous character, in The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The Final Payment'." [Music]
First Line Plot: [Walking] [Door opens] [Typing] "Ahhh, yes sir." "I'm Philip Marlowe. Warden Ryker said he'd see me at noon." "Oh, yes, Mr. Marlowe, the warden will be with you in just a minute."

Date Aired: 50/09/22
Episode Number: 102
Available: YES
Title: The White Carnation
Description: When a man disappears on the day before he's to be married, his friend Casey hires Marlowe to investigate.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Raymond Chandler (creator), Robert Mitchell (writer), Gene Levitt (writer), Roy Rowan (announcer), Richard Aurandt (composer, conductor), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Paul Dubov, Tom Tully, John Dehner, Lawrence Dobkin, Virginia Gregg, Fritz Feld, Georgia Ellis, Parley Baer.
Notes:
  1. In previous episode, Marlowe states a summary description of this episode.
  2. Post show promo for next episode: "This time a skid row suicide changed into murder, a cobbler with an accent was afraid to call the police, and a hard boiled Hollywood agent broke into tears. All because one woman kept her whole life, between the covers of a big leather book!"
First Line Narrative: "Get this, and get it straight -- crime is a sucker's road, and those who travel it, wind up in the gutter, the prison, or the grave... There's no other end -- but they never learn."
Show Opening: [Music] "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of crime fiction, comes his most famous character, in The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's exciting story, 'The White Carnation'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "I can't understand it. Ben Reynolds is a wonderful guy, with a really great future, intelligent, handsome. Well, well, you’ve seen his picture." "Yeah, yeah, you said he’s a doctor, didn’t you, Casey, an MD?"

Date Aired: 50/09/29
Episode Number: 103
Available: YES
Title: The Big Book
Description: A seemingly unknown woman in a skid-row rooming house is found murdered. Matthews and Marlowe go to check it out.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Gene Levitt (writer), Robert Mitchell (writer), Jack Krushan, Bub Whitman, Jay Novellas, Lynn Allen, John Drainer, Ted Bonnell, Larry Dobkin ('Detective Lieutenant Matthews'), Jeff Corey ('Lieutenant Ybarra'), Richard Aurandt (music), Roy Rowan (announcer).
Notes:
  1. In previous episode, Marlowe states a summary description of this episode.
  2. This is the last show of this run but not announced on the program.
  3. Post show promo for the next week was not mentioned.
First Line Narrative: "Get this, and get it straight -- crime is a sucker's road, and those who travel it, wind up in the gutter, the prison, or the grave... There's no other end -- but they never learn."
Show Opening: [Music] "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of crime fiction, comes his most famous character, in The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight's story, 'The Big Book'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "Well, Marlowe, that winds it up. The boy's got 'em in the wagon without any trouble, thanks to you. Well, you don't have your car here, do you Phil?" "No, Lieutenant, and I haven't had lunch either."

Series is off the air for a six months until it is picked up to fill in for Hopalong Cassidy’s summer vacation. Broadcast stays on CBS but moves to Hoppy’s 8:30 p.m. Saturday nights. Some logs have renumbered the episodes S01, S02, etc, for the summer season, this log will continue using the consecutive count.

Series moves to Saturdays at 8:30 p.m. on CBS

Date Aired: 51/07/07
Episode Number: 104
Available: YES
Title: A Seaside Sabbatical
Description: Marlowe travels to Long Beach to find a shooting gallery and murder!
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Barney Phillips, Donna Hehner, Harry Bartell, Irene Tedrow, Jeanne Bates, John Dehner, Kathleen Hite (writer), Lee Millar, Lou Krugman, Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Pierre Garriguenc (composer), Raymond Chandler (creator), Roy Rowan (announcer), Stan Waxman, Wilbur Hatch (music).
Notes:
  1. Pre-show announcement of potential for Korean War truce talks beginning and another that Philip Marlowe will fill the Hopalong Cassidy time slot for 11 weeks until Hoppy returns from vacation, September 22nd.
  2. This episode may also be known as Summer Series Episode 01 (S01).
  3. Post show promo: Gerald Mohr may soon be seen in the Santana Production, Sirocco.
  4. Post show promo for next episode: "This time an old lady got taken for a ride with a new kind of chauffeur, and I got involved up to a gun in my ribs. All because I decided to spend a quiet day at home."
Summer Series Opening: "Most Saturdays at this time, we spend an exciting half hour of adventure and action with America's Public Hero Number One, Hopalong Cassidy. Well, even two fisted cowboys take summer vacations when they can and Hoppy is no exception. Hopalong and Topper will be back with us riding the CBS air trails again eleven weeks from tonight, September 22nd."
First Line Narrative: "Get this and get it straight -- crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison, or the grave. There's no other end... but they never learn."
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of crime fiction, comes his most famous character in The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight’s exciting story, 'A Seaside Sabbatical'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "The wire in my hand said it all: Need your help, Urgent! Meet me at 8:30 tonight, Ships Galley Café, Long Beach. Signed Dale Higgins."

Date Aired: 51/07/14
Episode Number: 105
Available: YES
Title: The Dear Dead Days
Description: Marlowe responds to a strange call from the little old lady asking to find her chauffeur, Stevens, who wasn't her chauffeur anymore. He found more than that.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Adrian Gendot (writer), Anne Morrison, Jerry Hausner, Kathleen Hite (writer), Lynn Allen, Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Pierre Garriguenc (composer), Ralph Moody, Raymond Chandler (creator), Roy Rowan (announcer), Sidney Miller, Verna Felton, Wilbur Hatch (music), William Johnstone.
Notes:
  1. This episode may also be known as Summer Series Episode 02 (S02).
  2. In previous episode, Marlowe states a summary description of this episode.
  3. Post show promo: Gerald Mohr may soon be seen in the Santana Production, Sirocco.
  4. Post show promo for next episode: "This time a pair of green eyes held a promise, a house on Bedford Drive held a murder, a Malibu motel held a secret, and I almost held the sack."
Summer Series Opening: "Most Saturdays at this time, we spend an exciting half hour of adventure and action with America's Public Hero Number One, Hopalong Cassidy. Well, even two fisted cowboys take summer vacations when they can and Hoppy is no exception. Hopalong and Topper will be back with us riding the CBS air trails again ten weeks from tonight, September 22nd."
First Line Narrative: "Get this and get it straight -- crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison, or the grave. There's no other end... but they never learn."
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of crime fiction, comes his most famous character in The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight’s exciting story, 'The Dear, Dead Days'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "I stood at the window and looked down at the Saturday morning traffic. A thousand inch worms playing follow the leader to the beach, to the mountains, to Aunt Millie’s, to anyplace. I had time, a book; there was food in the refrigerator and a coffee cup in my hand. Across the room, there was an easy chair, cigarettes on the table beside it. The clock said it was 9:15, I hadn’t shaved and I wasn’t going to. It was Saturday all day and it was mine."

Date Aired: 51/07/21
Episode Number: 106
Available: YES
Title: Life Can Be Murder
Description: Marlowe meets Marney Carr in a bar and becomes involved in a case of murder when she disappears.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), James Nusser, Joan Banks, June Whitley, Kathleen Hite (writer), Lawrence Dobkin, Marjorie Bennett, Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Paul Dubov, Pierre Garriguenc (composer), Raymond Chandler (creator), Roy Rowan (announcer), Shirley Mitchell, Virginia Gregg, Wilbur Hatch (music).
Notes:
  1. This episode may also be known as Summer Series Episode 03 (S03).
  2. In previous episode, Marlowe states a summary description of this episode.
  3. Post show promos: Gerald Mohr may soon be seen in the Santana Production, Sirocco.
  4. Post show promo for next episode: "This time a pair of crossed telephone wires put the good neighbor policy into effect, for the murderous accompaniment of an off key xylophone, one good neighbor almost kills another good neighbor, a fellow named Marlowe."
Summer Series Opening: "Most Saturdays at this time, we spend an exciting half hour of adventure and action with America's Public Hero Number One, Hopalong Cassidy. Well, even two fisted cowboys take summer vacations when they can and Hoppy is no exception. Hopalong and Topper will be back with us riding the CBS air trails again nine weeks from tonight, September 22nd."
First Line Narrative: "Get this and get it straight -- crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison, or the grave. There's no other end... but they never learn."
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of crime fiction, comes his most famous character in The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight’s exciting story, 'Life Can Be Murder'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "The sign in the half light above the entrance reads Belle's Trifle Inn. If you say it fast enough you may be right. It's authentic English script and it hangs over the door of an authentic English restaurant, just south of the authentic Sunset Strip."

Date Aired: 51/07/28
Episode Number: 107
Available: YES
Title: Good Neighbor Policy
Description: Crossed wires on Marlowe's party line lead him to murder, a robber, and the Los Angeles library!
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Doris Singleton, Hy Averback (announcer), Jane Morgan, Jeanne Bates, Kathleen Hite (writer), Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Parley Baer, Pierre Garriguenc (composer), Raymond Chandler (creator), Roy Rowan (announcer), Vivi Janis, Wilbur Hatch (music).
Notes:
  1. This episode may also be known as Summer Series Episode 04 (S04).
  2. In previous episode, Marlowe states a summary description of this episode.
  3. Post show promo: Gerald Mohr may currently be seen in the Santana Production, Sirocco. Note the movie promo changes tense from "seen soon" to "may currently be seen", signifying its release.
  4. Post show promo for the next episode: "This time I did a cooks tour of the San Fernando Valley in search of a missing woman. The case had a lot of positive developments, but the clincher, the clincher was a negative development, and in a camera shop."
Summer Series Opening: [None]
First Line Narrative: "Get this and get it straight -- crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison, or the grave. There's no other end... but they never learn."
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of crime fiction, comes his most famous character in The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight’s exciting story, 'The Good Neighbor Policy'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "The day was hot and sticky. City wore it like a wet shirt. To make things worse, there was a xylophone playing somewhere in the building and that got me started thinking about my neighbors. Mostly I was thinking two things about them. One, I didn’t know any of them. And two, I’d like to shake the hand of that fellow that banged that xylophone day and night and break it."

Date Aired: 51/08/04
Episode Number: 108
Available: YES
Title: The Long Way Home
Description: Marlowe is investigating the disappearance of Amy Harper.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Jack Moyles, Junius Matthews, Kathleen Hite (writer), Mary Lansing, Norman MacDonnell (producer, director), Peter Leeds, Pierre Garriguenc (composer), Raymond Chandler (creator), Roy Rowan (announcer), Sam Edwards, Vivi Janis, Wilbur Hatch (music), William Johnstone.
Notes:
  1. This episode may also be known as Summer Series Episode 05 (S05).
  2. In previous episode, Marlowe states a summary description of this episode.
  3. Post show promo: Gerald Mohr may currently be seen in the Santana Production, Sirocco.
  4. Post show promo for the next episode: "This time the parlay was divorced, the kidnapping, the blackmail, and everybody was a wise guy, the dame, the racket boss, and the private eye. But the wisest guy of them all turned out to be an eight year old kid."
Summer Series Opening: [None]
First Line Narrative: "Get this and get it straight -- crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison, or the grave. There's no other end... but they never learn."
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of crime fiction, comes his most famous character in The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight’s exciting story, 'The Long Way Home'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "The valley floor gave off the kind of heat that ate into you and stayed. I wondered why some 800,000 people voluntarily made the San Fernando Valley their home. That was their problem. My problem at the moment was to make a right hand turn off Riverside Drive and I did."

Date Aired: 51/08/11
Episode Number: 109
Available: NO
Title: Friday's Child
Description:
Cast:
Notes:
  1. This episode may also be known as Summer Series Episode 05 (S05).
  2. Post show promo for the previous episode was: "This time the parlay was divorced, the kidnapping, the blackmail, and everybody was a wise guy, the dame, the racket boss, and the private eye. But the wisest guy of them all turned out to be an eight year old kid."

Date Aired: 51/08/18
Episode Number: 110
Available: YES
Title: The Young Man's Fancy
Description: A hot day, and a visit to a Yugoslav-American friend who runs a fruit stand, leads Marlowe to a confrontation with a young man with a problem.
Cast: Gerald Mohr, Frank Richards, Georgia Ellis, Jack Kruschen, Kathleen Hite (writer), Lawrence Dobkin, Lou Krugman, Norman Macdonnell (producer, director), Paul Dubov, Pierre Garriguenc (composer), Raymond Chandler (creator), Roy Rowan (announcer), Ruth Perrott, Tony Barrett, Wilbur Hatch (music).
Notes:
  1. This episode may also be known as Summer Series Episode 07 (S07).
  2. Post show promo: Gerald Mohr may currently be seen in the Santana Production, Sirocco.
  3. Post show promo for the next episode: "This time the main theme was Main Street and the counter melody was full of sharps from a burlesque house and flats from skid row. It was wine, women and murder."
Summer Series Opening: [None]
First Line Narrative: "Get this and get it straight -- crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison, or the grave. There's no other end... but they never learn."
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of crime fiction, comes his most famous character in The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight’s transcribed story, 'The Young Man's Fancy'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "It was another scorcher with smog yet. The angels that flapped their wings over the sleepy little pueblo of Los Angeles were taking a summer hiatus. I thought about the blue Pacific about some fifteen miles to the west where the friendly waves will snap your back if you happen to hit the undertow just right."

Date Aired: 51/08/23
Episode Number: 111r
Available: YES
Title: Heir for G-String (Rehearsal)
Description: Marlowe is knocked out when looking for a wino who has just received a $5,000 inheritance.
Cast: See entry for Broadcast Episode
Notes:
  1. Rehearsal. No show opening or music.
  2. Closing - None
  3. Ends With - "This time she was lovely and I was engaged, engaged to help a beautiful shepherd, who had a flock of trouble. We found the lost sheep, and something else she didn’t know she lost."
Summer Series Opening: None
First Line Narrative: "Get this and get it straight -- crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison, or the grave. There's no other end... but they never learn."
Show Opening: None
First Line Plot: "There’s nothing really wrong with a hot summer, but if some sadist really wanted to bring out the worst in anybody, particularly me after a steaming day, all he has to do is expose me to air conditioning."

Date Aired: 51/08/25
Episode Number: 111
Available: YES
Title: Heir for G-String
Description: Marlowe is knocked out when looking for a wino who has just received a $5,000 inheritance.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), B. J. Thompson, Gene Levitt (writer), Jack Kruschen, Raymond Chandler (creator), Richard Aurandt (music), Richard Sanville (director), Robert Mitchell (writer), Roy Rowan (announcer), Shepard Menken, Tom Tully, Tony Barrett.
Notes:
  1. This episode may also be known as Summer Series Episode 08 (S08).
  2. In previous episode, Marlowe states a summary description of this episode.
  3. Closing - Gerald Mohr may currently be seen in the Santana Production, Sirocco.
  4. Post show promo for the next episode: "This time she was lovely and I was engaged, engaged to help a beautiful shepherd, who had a flock of trouble. We found the lost sheep, and something else she didn’t know she lost."
Summer Series Opening: "Most Saturdays at this time, we spend an exciting half hour of adventure and action with America's Public Hero Number One, Hopalong Cassidy. Well, even two fisted cowboys take summer vacations when they can and Hoppy is no exception. But Hopalong and Topper will be back with us riding the CBS air trails again four weeks from tonight, September 22nd."
First Line Narrative: "Get this and get it straight -- crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison, or the grave. There's no other end... but they never learn."
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of crime fiction, comes his most famous character in The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight’s transcribed story, 'Heir for G-String'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "There’s nothing really wrong with a hot summer, but if some sadist really wanted to bring out the worst in anybody, particularly me after a steaming day, all he has to do is expose me to air conditioning."

Date Aired: 51/08/30
Episode Number: 112r
Available: YES
Title: Nether Nether Land (Rehearsal)
Description: Another damsel in distress wakes up Marlowe to protect her from someone who is stalking her then she disappears. Murder and blackmail.
Cast: See entry for Broadcast Episode
Notes:
  1. Rehearsal. No show opening or music.
  2. Post show promo for the next episode: "This time my plan for a fishing trip got caught in the line of a beautiful girl who didn’t know up stream from down stream. I was in deep water for a while but I finally caught my limit by using a special kind of bait."
Summer Series Opening: None
First Line Narrative: "Get this and get it straight -- crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison, or the grave. There's no other end... but they never learn."
Show Opening: None
First Line Plot: "There are times when life makes no sense at all. When confusion is the keynote and all we do is run in ever tightening circles. The one and one is two school is closed and nothing comes out even."

Date Aired: 51/09/01
Episode Number: 112
Available: YES
Title: Nether Nether Land
Description: Another damsel in distress wakes up Marlowe to protect her from someone who is stalking her then she disappears. Murder and blackmail.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Maureen Tuttle, Shirley Mitchell, Ted Osborne, Cy Kendall, Kathleen Hite (writer), Cliff Howell (transcription), Norman Macdonnell (producer, director), Raymond Chandler (creator), Wilbur Hatch (music), Pierre Garriguenc (composer)
Notes:
  1. This episode may also be known as Summer Series Episode 09 (S09).
  2. In previous episode, Marlowe states a summary description of this episode.
  3. Closing - Gerald Mohr may currently be seen in the Santana Production, Sirocco.
  4. Post show promo for the next episode: "This time my plan for a fishing trip got caught in the line of a beautiful girl who didn’t know up stream from down stream. I was in deep water for a while but I finally caught my limit by using a special kind of bait."
Summer Series Opening: "Most Saturdays at this time, we spend an exciting half hour of adventure and action with America's Public Hero Number One, Hopalong Cassidy. Well, even two fisted cowboys take summer vacations when they can and Hoppy is no exception. But Hopalong and Topper will be back with us riding the CBS air trails again three weeks from tonight, September 22nd."
First Line Narrative: "Get this and get it straight -- crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison, or the grave. There's no other end... but they never learn."
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of crime fiction, comes his most famous character in The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight’s transcribed story, 'Nether Nether Land'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "There are times when life makes no sense at all. When confusion is the keynote and all we do is run in ever tightening circles. The one and one is two school is closed and nothing comes out even."

Date Aired: 51/09/08
Episode Number: 113
Available: YES
Title: The Medium Was Rare
Description: Mrs. Collins had her $10,000 jewelry collection stolen from her bedroom and must have Marlowe find it before her husband gets home in a few days.
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), Frank Richards, Georgia Ellis, Jack Kruschen, Kathleen Hite (writer), Lawrence Dobkin, Lou Krugman, Norman Macdonnell (producer, director), Paul Dubov, Pierre Garriguenc (composer), Raymond Chandler (creator), Roy Rowan (announcer), Ruth Perrott, Tony Barrett, Wilbur Hatch (music)
Notes:
  1. This episode may also be known as Summer Series Episode 10 (S10).
  2. In previous episode, Marlowe states a summary description of this episode.
  3. Closing - Gerald Mohr may currently be seen in the Santana Production, Sirocco.
  4. Post show promo for the next episode: "This time strange sounds came from a bungalow court, or did they? An old woman thought so but she had quite an imagination. A crack in the wall held the secret. A couple of guys held guns. And a nice guy held on for dear life."
Summer Series Opening: "Most Saturdays at this time, we spend an exciting half hour of adventure and action with America's Public Hero Number One, Hopalong Cassidy. Well, even two fisted cowboys take summer vacations when they can and Hoppy is no exception. But Hopalong and Topper will be back with us riding the CBS air trails again two weeks from tonight, September 22nd."
First Line Narrative: "Get this and get it straight -- crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison, or the grave. There's no other end... but they never learn."
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of crime fiction, comes his most famous character in The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight’s transcribed story, 'The Medium Was Rare'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "Let me out of here, I gotta get away. This is the time. The time when all I can think of is trout streams, trails through tall mountains where every man is Hopalong Cassidy."

Date Aired: 51/09/15
Episode Number: 114
Available: YES
Title: The Sound and the Unsound
Description: A strange tapping noise leads Marlowe to a shooting. What is everyone looking for?
Cast: Gerald Mohr ('Philip Marlowe'), B. J. Thompson, Shirley Mitchell, William Tracy, Roy Rowan (announcer), Pierre Garriguenc (composer), Wilbur Hatch (conductor), Cliff Howell (producer, director), Raymond Chandler (creator), Kathleen Hite (writer), Olan Soule, Ted Osborne, Frank Gerstle, Arthur Q. Bryan.
Notes:
  1. This episode may also be known as Summer Series Episode 11 (S11).
  2. In previous episode, Marlowe states a summary description of this episode.
  3. Last show of series.
  4. Closing - Gerald Mohr may currently be seen in the Santana Production, Sirocco.
  5. Gerald Mohr makes a farewell and thank you announcement.
Summer Series Opening: "Most Saturdays at this time, we spend an exciting half hour of adventure and action with America's Public Hero Number One, Hopalong Cassidy. Well, even two fisted cowboys take summer vacations when they can and Hoppy is no exception. But Hopalong and Topper will be back with us riding the CBS air trails again one week from tonight, September 22nd."
First Line Narrative: "Get this and get it straight -- crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison, or the grave. There's no other end... but they never learn."
Show Opening: "From the pen of Raymond Chandler, outstanding author of crime fiction, comes his most famous character in The Adventures of Philip Marlowe." [Music] "Now, with Gerald Mohr starred as Philip Marlowe, we bring you tonight’s exciting story, 'The Sound and the Unsound'." [Music]
First Line Plot: "You know, in my business you get to the point where you think you’ve seen everything. In fact, you get there at least twice a week. This time I was sure of it."

End of the CBS Series


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The Adventures of Philip Marlowe: Introduction

The Adventures of Philip Marlowe: Episodes Listed by Date
The Adventures of Philip Marlowe: Episodes Listed by Title

The Adventures of Philip Marlowe: NBC Episodes (June 12, 1947 - September 9, 1947)
The Adventures of Philip Marlowe: CBS Episodes 001 - 057 (September 26, 1948 - November 5, 1949)
The Adventures of Philip Marlowe: CBS Episodes 058 - 114 (November 11, 1949 - September 15, 1951)

The Adventures of Philip Marlowe: All Episodes (June 12, 1947 - September 15, 1951) (current page)

The Adventures of Philip Marlowe: Raymond Chandler Bibliography

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